Mary Klayder (C’72, D’75, G’82, Ph.D.’09) graduated from KU with bachelor’s degrees in English and Art History. She taught high school English before becoming a faculty member at KU.
As an English professor at the University of Kansas, Mary Klayder has advised countless students with her refrain, “It’ll be fine.” In addition, she teaches a variety of Honors English classes ranging from the introductory level to capstone courses. She received the HOPE Award in 2009 as voted on by the senior class. Dr. Klayder has led honors study abroad trips to England and Costa Rica for the past twenty years.