By NICK GOSNELL
YODER, Kan. — The Kansas Law Enforcement Training Center on Wednesday renamed the KLETC East Dormitory in honor of retired KLETC Director Ed Pavey.
"Buildings don't get named every day," said current KLETC Director Darin Beck. "Certainly, they don't get named every day at KLETC, just because we don't build buildings that often. It's kind of a rare thing and we've only done that a handful of times, so to have a building named after you at KLETC is a substantial thing."
The ceremony, like so many things in the past couple of years, was delayed due to COVID-19.
"Pavey Hall was actually named nearly a year ago now, over a year," Beck said. "We've been sitting and waiting for when we could get together again as a group of people and come together to celebrate what a great thing it is the Regents have done by naming this building in Ed's honor."
Pavey didn't know the naming was being proposed until after it happened.
"I'm very, very humbled to be here and honored to receive this award," Pavey said. "The recognition of having a building named after you was not in my wildest dreams that would actually happen. My family and I sure appreciate and we will cherish that naming for generations to come."
Speakers at the event included KLETC Executive Director Darin Beck, Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt, Kansas Representative John Carmichael, and Interim Vice Provost for KU Lifelong & Professional Education Emily Zentner.