For over 150 years students at the first university in Kansas have fully engaged in learning; connected with peers, faculty and staff and developed lifelong relationships.
Four schools comprise Baker University: College of Arts and Sciences, School of Education, School of Nursing, School of Professional and Graduate Studies.
Alumni include four Rhodes Scholars, a Pulitzer Prize winner, entrepreneurs, educators, nurses, writers, artists, doctors, explorers and trendsetters who have shaped our world.
Baker is a private, liberal arts university that educates students through small classes, innovative instructors and rigorous coursework.
We promote a community of belonging and Baker family connections, which result in lifelong associations.
We challenge all students to think critically using open inquiry and freedom of expression.
Baker: a community where excellence lives and students thrive.
Position: Faculty Athletics Representative (FAR)
Martha Harris joined the Baker Athletics department as the Faculty Athletic Representative (FAR) in the Fall of 2013.
She is currently the Assistant Dean for Academic Affairs andÂ Professor of Business & Economics at Baker and is a BU graduate, as she graduated with a degree in Business with minor in Economics and Physical Education in 1979.
She then went on to earn her Masters in Business Administration from the University of Kansas and is nearly complete with her Masters in Liberal Arts from Baker.
Harris has taught in the business department since 1983, with a few breaks in between to pursue other ventures including spending a year helping with the resolution of failed savings and loan association, working for the Resolution Trust Corporation. She also spent nine months working with the office of the Kansas Attorney General on white-collar crime cases and became a Certified Fraud Examiner.
She has also served as Director of Study Abroad at Baker and has been a part of many committees on campus including, Faculty Representative to the Board of Trustees, Faculty Senate vice chair, President’s advisory council and a member of the Judicial Hearing Board.
Harris has served on several search committees for hiring Baker employees including head football coach, head men’s and women’s basketball coaches, head wrestling coach, University president and EVPAA.
Her family includes husband her Nick, a 1979 Baker graduate and was an assistant football coach at Baker from 1984-1987 with Hall of Fame head coach Charlie Richard.
Martha and Nick have two children Kristin and Brian. Kristin graduated from the Baker school of nursing in 2005 and Brian received his degree from the BU College of Arts and Sciences in 2012.