First Ladies Gallery

The First Ladies Gallery is temporarily unavailable. After a fire in 2018, Hale Library underwent a full renovation. The Gallery will be returned to Hale Library at a later date.


Since Kansas State College for Agriculture and Applied Science was founded in 1863, there have been 14 presidents and first ladies.

The idea for a gallery was proposed by former K-State President Jon Wefald to acknowledge the important role and impact these women have had at K-State. The gallery highlights the lives of the first ladies. Although they had unique qualities and backgrounds, each first lady possess many of the same admirable characteristics: they represented the university with dignity and were leaders in many campus and community organizations.

 

Biographical information on the First Ladies was provided by Dr. Michaeline Chance-Reay, author of Land Grant Ladies: Kansas State University Presidential Wives.