Owen, Kenneth A. (Ken), B.A.
Presidential Staff, 101 E Seminary Street
Special Advisor to the President
Ken Owen is special adviser to the president at DePauw University and a former television news anchor/reporter who worked at WISH, WRTV and WXIN in Indianapolis, WLOS in Asheville, North Carolina, and WANE in Fort Wayne, Indiana. Among his duties, he interfaces with media outlets, creates news content for the DePauw website, coordinates the Timothy and Sharon Ubben Lecture Series, and oversees the annual national telecast of the Monon Bell Classic.
The former co-chair of the communications committee of the Annapolis Group, a consortium of 125 of the nation’s top liberal arts colleges, Owen covered and interviewed a wide range of individuals as a reporter, including Ronald Reagan, Desmond Tutu, Paul McCartney, Jeane Kirkpatrick, Gerald Ford, and Billy Graham. He won several Associated Press and United Press International Awards for his work and received nominations for Emmy and IRIS Awards.
Ken is a 1982 graduate of DePauw, where he earned his Bachelor of Arts in Communication Arts and Sciences.