Published: Sept. 11, 2016

Legendary political-science Professor Edward Rozek was born in Poland, fought with the British against the Nazis, immigrated to the United States, went to Harvard, became a conservative icon at CU Boulder and passed away in 2009. He lives on in the newly renovated Ketchum Building.


Edward Rozek

An anonymous donor named a faculty office in Rozek’s name. The gift will support the Ketchum Scholars Fund, which supports social-sciences students.

State-of-the-art classrooms in the newly renovated Ketchum Building

State-of-the-art classrooms in the newly renovated Ketchum Building

Others have also supported the fund. Kathryn and Curtis Bradley Jr. named an office in honor of Dennis Eckart, professor emeritus of political science.

“Dennis Eckart was my favorite undergraduate instructor,” says Curtis Bradley, now the William Van Alstyne Professor of Law at Duke University. “I remember fondly his passion for teaching and his willingness to challenge his students to think critically.”

“The analysis and writing skills that he helped me develop in the honors seminar I took with him were very useful to me when I subsequently went to law school. In addition, the joyful way in which he engaged with his students contributed to my eventual decision to go into teaching myself.”

Bradley says he feels privileged to be able to help commemorate “the significant impact that he had on me and other students.”

And Brian Kelly Jr., president of B.K. Development Corp. in California, and his wife, Jennifer, named a political science conference room to commemorate his time at the university. “My time at CU was a great experience. I wanted to help make that possible for other people.”

The Ketchum Building has undergone a significant renovation that has made the building LEEDs certified and improved the functionality of the space for faculty and students.

Rooms are available for naming. The funds raised support the Ketchum Scholars Fund, which will assist in recruiting and retaining top students in the social sciences. For more information, contact Paul Mahon at 303-541-1449.