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Christina Hixon, Lied Center trustee, during an April 2013 interview on stage at the Lied Center.

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Christina Hixson: The woman who 'opened the door' for the Lied Center

Christina Hixson isn’t afraid to admit she uses the dictionary when she does crossword puzzles. Her entire life, “self-educating” has served Hixson well. A poor tenant farmer’s daughter unable to afford college, she went on to bestow the $10 million gift that enabled the Lied Center, now celebrating its 20th anniversary at Kansas University. By Sara Shepherd

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