Mark Lyda

Member, Honors Program Advisory Board
Attorney, Lyda Law Firm
Captain, U.S. Air Force
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Mark Lyda (C'05) received dual undergraduate degrees in Music (theory concentration) and English (literature concentration) from KU and a law degree from the University of Notre Dame. While at KU, he was a member of the Honors Program and a National Merit Scholar, and he served as Co-Director of the Center for Community Outreach. He received the Alexis F. Dillard Student Involvement Award in 2005. 

He currently practices law in Denver, at the Lyda Law Firm, serving small businesses. He is also a Captain in the U.S. Air Force, serving as a reservist in the JAG Corps. Previously, he clerked on the Colorado Supreme Court, worked as an associate at the law firm Wheeler Trigg O'Donnell, and served as Deputy Legal Counsel to the Governor of Colorado.

Course offerings are “among the most comprehensive in the nation,” according to “A Review of Fifty Public University Honors Programs”
98% of University Honors Program graduates are employed or accepted to graduate school within six months of graduation
40% of students in the University Honors Program conduct research before graduation
9 to 1: Average ratio of KU honors students to faculty advisors
1 of only 7 programs nationwide to receive a top rating from “A Review of Fifty Public University Honors Programs” in 2014
60% of University Honors Program students study abroad
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