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Dana Cunningham


Dana Cunningham will celebrate his 20th anniversary as director of facilities planning at Fort Hays State University this month.

That time has gone fast, he said.

A graduate of Stockton High School, Cunningham went on to earn an architecture degree from Kansas State University in 1984.

After eight years in private practice in Hays and Topeka, Cunningham got his big break in 1992.

He heard the facilities planning director at FHSU was leaving Hays to work as the architect for the Kansas Board of Regents in Topeka.

Cunningham successfully sought the job and through the years has watched as the campus has expanded and thrived, even through tough economic times.

"It doesn't end," he said of construction on campus. "I can count on that."