Francis H. Heller
Long-term University of Kansas faculty member and administrator Francis H. Heller died on January 9, 2013. He spent 55 years working at the University of Kansas, beginning as an Assistant Professor of Political Science between 1948-51. He also served as the Roy A. Roberts Distinguished Professor of Law and Political Science from 1972 to 1988. He was also named the Roy A. Roberts Distinguished Professor Emeritus from 1988 until his retirement in the spring of 2003.
Other highlights of his career at KU included becoming the Director of the Western Civilization Program from 1956-57, Director of the College Honors Program from 1957-62, Associate Dean of Faculties from 1966-67, Chief Academic Officer from 1967-1972, and acting Provost for the Lawrence campus from 1967-1970.
Heller will be buried at Pioneer Cemetary on the KU campus in Lawrence on January 26, 2013. Read more about Professor Heller at the Lawrence Journal-World.