- Bicentennial Medal (2020)
- IU South Bend Distinguished Alumni Award (2008)
- IUAA President's Award (1993)
Kirk A. Root is the chief auditing executive with Skyline Corporation in Elkhart, IN. He has worked for Skyline for 35 years.
Root earned his master's of science in business administration from IUSB in 1984 and a master's in business administration in 1989 in addition to a undergraduate degree from Central Michigan University. He has been active in the IUSB Alumni Association, serving as president and board member. He served on the scholarship committee and as an organizer for creation of a scholarship fund for student athletes. Root was a member of the IU Alumni Association Executive Council from 1995 to 1998, and Hoosiers for Higher Education. He received the Distinguished Alumni Award for his service to the university in 2008.
Outside the university, he is active in community events.He is a past president of the Elkhart County Shrine Club and Junior Achievement of Elkhart County.He has served on the board of the United Way of Elkhart County, and he is the treasurer and a board member for the Elkhart Centre.He also helps organize the Elkhart Jazz Festival, which the Elkhart Centre produces each summer, and other events.
Kirk Root received the Bicentennial Medal for his distinguished contributions to Indiana University.