Contact

Jill Jess Phythyon
KU News Service
785-864-8858

University mourns death of longtime employee Harold Pace

Fri, 03/14/2014

LAWRENCE  – University of Kansas Chancellor Bernadette Gray-Little and Jay Phillips, director of Facilities Services, issued the following statements regarding the death of longtime employee Harold Pace.

Gray-Little: “On behalf of the entire university, I offer sincere condolences to the family, friends and coworkers of Harold Pace. My thoughts are with them at this difficult time.”

Phillips: “Harold was truly a versatile craftsman who took pride in his job and performed a wide variety of technically skilled work in automotive body repair, welding and fabrication, servicing of heavy equipment hydraulic systems and anything else that was needed in the automotive repair field. He was a key member of our close-knit team in the KU Garage for many years and was liked and respected by all that knew him. He will be missed by all of his co-workers and his Facilities Services family.”

Pace, 52, was an equipment mechanic and had been with KU since 1994. He died March 12.

Visitation is set from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday, March 16, at Mercer Funeral home in Holton. Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday, March 17.



KU in the news
"Even on an ordinary Saturday, when I am pressed for time to complete the (at times) overwhelming amount of schoolwork I have, there are moments so extraordinary — like looking up at the sun through the mosaic of colored leaves on campus — that remind me why I love what I do and why I love KU." - Sam Henkin, first-year Ph.D. student in the Department of Geography, University of Kansas #exploreKU

KU RTC/IL wins grant to help community college students with disabilities. http://t.co/nVHupkEiXx #KUresearch
The University of Kansas — Shaping those who shape the world Their feats are outstanding, extraordinary — even mythical. They are known as heroes. Discoverers. Innovators. Legends. But before they began shaping the world, they were each shaped themselves on a legendary Hill known as Mount Oread. And they all share one name that you should share too: Jayhawk. (See notable alumni at http://bit.ly/1qAGSaj)


One of 34 U.S. public institutions in the prestigious Association of American Universities
26 prestigious Rhodes Scholars — more than all other Kansas colleges combined
Nearly $290 million in financial aid annually
1 of 9 public universities with outstanding study abroad programs.
—U.S. News & World Report
46 nationally ranked graduate programs.
—U.S. News & World Report
Top 50 nationwide for size of library collection.
—ALA
$260.5 million in externally funded research expenditures
23rd nationwide for service to veterans —"Best for Vets," Military Times