Jim & Sharon Bryan

Jim & Sharon Bryan

donor plaque

John "Jim" Bryan, bba '65 and jd '68, was born December 1, 1942 in Leavenworth, Kan. He graduated from Hayden High School in Topeka. He is currently a partner in the Topeka law firm, Bryan, Lykins, Hejtmanek & Fincher, P.A. He is married to Sharon Bryan. Sharon is retired.

The couple lived on the Washburn campus for seven years in married student housing. They worked full time while Bryan worked toward his undergraduate degree. He intended to become a CPA but as a senior decided to take the LSAT. He tested well, and after getting his J.D. found the perfect match of a career in the private practice of law.  He and Sharon have established the Jim and Sharon Bryan Law Scholarship to make it easier for students to attend Washburn Law.