Dr. Arthur F. Kirk, Jr. Student-Athlete Scholarship
The Department of Athletics at Saint Leo University inducted Dr. Arthur F. Kirk, Jr. in the 2011 Saint Leo Hall of Fame. Beginning in 1997, Dr. Kirk skillfully led the university on its mission of seeking balanced growth in mind, body, and spirit for all members of the university community. He reinstituted the cross country and men’s golf programs, and made possible the addition of new athletic programs including men’s and women’s swimming, women’s golf, women’s soccer, and men’s and women’s lacrosse. Facilities have been added and improved, more scholarships for student-athletes have been funded, and the size of the athletics staff has doubled. Dr. Kirk served twice as president of the Sunshine State Conference. An avid runner, he serves as an example of someone who continues to pursue sports and fitness.