Bardo’s funeral procession to wind through Wichita State

March 15, 2019

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Wichita State University is planning a special goodbye for President John Bardo, who died earlier this month.

The university said in a news release Friday that the funeral procession for Bardo will wind through the campus before his burial on Monday.

Bardo, who was Wichita State president since 2012, died Tuesday after battling a chronic lung condition since November.

The university says the procession will make five brief stops on campus, including Neff Hall, where Bardo met his wife in 1974. The procession will include Bardo’s wife, other members of his family and a police escort.

Monday’s funeral service is private. A date for a public celebration of life event is expected to be announced later this spring.