John C. Klotter Award

Presented to a Senior BS CJ degree candidate for the highest GPA

During the afternoon of November 7, 1966, Professor John C. Klotter, who came to the institute during 1957, and Professor B. Edward Campbell, who began teaching in the institute in 1963, began a series of discussions with Dr. Woodrow W. Strickler, then vice-president and later president of the university, to discuss procedures for establishing a degree granting school for justice administration  / criminal justice studies. After many meetings with concerned university committees and several revisions of a proposal, on March 5, 1969 the University Senate endorsed the request to establish the School of Police Administration. The following month the resolution received a favorable vote by the University Assembly. The University Board of Trustees then officially established the School of Police Administration, effective July 1, 1969. Mr. McCandless became dean of the School of Police Administration and also remained as director of the Southern Police Institute. Mr. McCandless passed away during 1971 and Professor Klotter became dean of the school and director of the Southern Police Institute. During 1981, after serving ten years, Professor Klotter resigned from the dean's position to devote more time to his teaching and writing.

John Klotter had a Bachelor of Arts from Western KY University and a J.D. from UK.

The John C. Klotter Award is presented to the senior BS CJ degree candidate for the highest cumulative grade point average.