A History of KSU Computer Science
The KSU CS Department was founded in 1971. Here are
presentations that survey the Department's history, people, and accomplishments. The presentations and
their supporting documentation are organized into four "eras":
Because most of the faculty involved with time periods 3 and 4 are still on-staff and are still developing their "histories," the presentation for Nichols Part 2 is necessarily cursory and there is no presentation for the current "era."
Fairchild Hall: 1971-1985
Nichols Hall, Part 1: 1986-2000
Nichols Hall, Part 2: 2001-2015
Engineering Hall: 2016-present
These presentations were written so that the founders and builders of the Department might receive recognition for their efforts. They came about as a consequence of the
Beth Unger Appreciation Day
held April 29, 2016, and the
talk I gave that day.
Funding from the Engg. Dean's Office and the support of
Prof. Scott DeLoach allowed me to assemble these materials.
I would be happy to receive comments and suggestions for improvement.
---Dave Schmidt, email@example.com, December 2016