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Funeral services to be held for Stephen Douglas House on Wednesday

Photo of Stephen Douglas House provided by J.C. Kirby & Son.

Stephen Douglas House, former director of admissions and professor in the Gordon Ford College of Business, passed away in his home on Saturday, according to his obituary.

House, 79, had been associated with WKU for over 30 years, being both a student and faculty member.

House earned his bachelor’s and master’s degree from WKU and was a charter member of Lambda Chi Alpha. He earned his doctoral degree from Indiana University and completed the executive program in negotiation at Harvard Law School.

During his tenure at WKU, House held many positions. He was director of admissions, university registrar, executive assistant to presidents Kern Alexander and Tom Meredith, and executive director of the Knicely Institute for Economic Development.

“We are saddened to learn of Dr. House’s passing,” Jace Lux, WKU spokesperson, said on Monday. “On behalf of the entire WKU community, we extend our deepest condolences to his family and loved ones.”

Funeral services will be held on Wednesday at 11 a.m. at J.C. Kirby & Son on Lovers Lane with a burial to follow at Fairview Cemetery.

Visitation will be held on Tuesday from 3-7 p.m. and Wednesday from 9-11 a.m. at the funeral home.

Instead of flowers, the family requests that expressions of sympathy would take the form of donations made to Hosparus of Barren River and to Eastwood Baptist Church. Envelopes will be provided at the funeral home.

News reporter Cameron Shaw can be reached at [email protected].

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