K. Gene Faris


President's Medal for Excellence (1989)
Trustees Meeting
Location: Bloomington
Presenter: Thomas Ehrlich
Thomas Hart Benton Mural Medallion (1988)
Meeting of Academic Planning Committee, Co-Convenors
Location: Indianapolis
Presenter: Thomas Ehrlich


K. Gene Faris was born at Indiana Springs, on Sept. 13, 1926.

Dr. Faris graduated from Campbellsburg High School and then enrolled at Indiana University after graduating from high school. He received three degrees from Indiana University over the years: a Bachelor of Science, a Master of Science, and Doctorate of Education. He served overseas during both the Second World War and the Korean War.

After working as a high school teacher in Montepelier and Bloomington, Indiana, Dr. Faris joined the staff of the Indiana University Audio-Visual Center and the faculty of the School of Education. During his career at Indiana University he served in many roles including professor of education (Instructional Systems Technology), Dean for Learning Resources, executive assistant to two presidents, grand marshall of the university and executive director of the Indiana Higher Education Telecommunication System.

Dr. Faris was awarded the President's Medal for Excellence by Indiana University when he retired.