Former Wichita State First Lady Deborah Bardo dies

Deborah J. (Davis) Bardo, former first lady of Wichita State University, died April 15, 2022.

Mrs. Bardo was married to WSU’s 13th president, Dr. John Bardo, for 44 years until his death on March 12, 2019. She is survived by their son, Christopher.

Mrs. Bardo served as Wichita State’s first lady from 2012 to 2019. In that role, she especially enjoyed being around students and supporting the many events that brought the community and university together.