In Memoriam: BeEtta L. Stoney, 1959-2023

BeEtta Stoney, a longtime educator and administrator at Kansas State University, died on September 5 in Manhattan, Kansas. She was 64 years old.

Stoney earned a bachelor’s degree in secondary education-special education/health education as well as a master’s degree in kinesiology from the University of Texas at El Paso, where she ranks third on the all-time scoring list for women’s basketball.. She earned a doctorate in special education/multicultural education from the University of Texas at Austin.

Dr. Stoney joined the Kansas State community in 1999 as a race equity coordinator and technical consultant with the College of Education’s Midwest Equity Assistance Center. She was subsequently hired as an assistant professor of secondary education with the college in 2000 and was promoted to associate professor in 2005.

Dr. Stoney served as Kansas State’s faculty athletics representative for 13 years from 2010 to 2023, where she worked closely with the Big 12 Conference on issues related to academic integrity, rules compliance, and student-athlete welfare. She served on the NCAA women’s basketball rules committee during her time as the faculty athletics representative. Dr. Stoney also was the university’s interim chief diversity and inclusion officer from May 2021 to October 2022.

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