Patricia "Pat" V. Hayes began at KMUW in 1978 as the sole development person, which makes her KMUW’s longest employee. She was our Membership Director and served the radio station loyally for 38 years.
We are saddened by her passing and are grateful for our time with her. We'll miss Pat's big smile and faithful personality, especially during pledge drive.
Pat earned a bachelor’s degree in speech communication from the Municipal University in Wichita (WSU), and a master’s in theatre arts from the University of Kansas. After completing her B.A., Pat taught English, speech, drama and debate at Goddard High School. She has served as the special education principal at the Institute of Logopedics and was a speech lecturer for several years at WSU. She is survived by her husband of 52 years, Lance Hayes.
For those who would like to make a memorial contribution to KMUW in Pat's name, please click here.