Sports UpdateSpring 2013

Longtime prof elected to GLVC Hall of Fame

The Great Lakes Valley Conference announced in January that retired administrator and professor Dr. Ken Borden has been elected for induction into the GLVC Hall of Fame.

“I’ve always said that the GLVC is the best conference in Division II, so I’m very priviliged and honored to be elected to the Hall of Fame, especially knowing the caliber of people already enshrined,” Borden said. “I’ve had the opportunity to work with a lot of great student-athletes and dedicated coaches and administrators that I need to thank for helping to make this possible.”
Borden becomes the third Greyhound in the GLVC Hall of Fame, joining former student-athlete, coach and administrator Bill Bright ’54 (2003 inductee) and track and field standout and coach Andy Richardson ’98 ’00 (2011 inductee). UIndy men’s basketball coach Stan Gouard is a 2003 inductee for his accomplishments as a student-athlete at Southern Indiana. Borden served both the University of Indianapolis and the GLVC for nearly 30 years. As a founding member of the league, Borden was the first elected president of the GLVC and served on all the conference commissioner search committees since 1980. He was a member of the Awards Restructuring Committee as well as the GLVC Expansion visitation team.

“Dr. Borden is a very deserving inductee into the GLVC Hall of Fame,” UIndy Vice President for Intercollegiate Athletics Dr. Sue Willey ’75 said. “The student-athlete experience was always his first priority and he was active in conference and NCAA governance with that in mind. He was a respected leader who remains in contact with many former students and student-athletes.”

On campus, Borden was UIndy’s Faculty Athletics Representative from 1980 until his retirement in 2005. He was the first chair of the UIndy Faculty Athletics Committee and served as the chair of the chemistry department from 1977–1989 following a two-year stint as UIndy sports information director.

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