Memoir Published by Former Harding University President, Chancellor Clifton L. Ganus Jr.

The family of Clifton L. Ganus, Jr., has released I’d Do It All Again, a memoir written by the former president and chancellor of Harding University recounting adventures and experiences from his life. 

Dr. Ganus was known by thousands of people as an administrator and representative of his University. That was only part of his story. His life also involved travels to 117 countries, four 700-mile Mississippi River trips in a small boat, conversations with world leaders, annual fishing trips to Alaska, lecturing in universities internationally, representing the church of Christ to foreign governments, climbing the Great Pyramid, establishing a Christian school in Uganda and much more. 

In 2016, at the age of 94 and at the request of his family and friends, Ganus began drafting his book, using notes he had collected throughout his life. He continued to compile, write, travel and maintain a full schedule until May of 2019, when he developed a serious illness; he passed away on Sept. 9, 2019. 

“When asked about the various events in his past, even the challenging ones, Dad often concluded his comments by saying, ‘I’d do it all over again,’” said Cliff Ganus III. “This book is his account of the life he loved.” 

I’d Do It All Again can be purchased for the discounted price of $24.95 in the Harding University Bookstore and online at Books will also be available for purchase at a Ganus family book signing that will take place Saturday, April 17, 1-3 p.m. in Cone Chapel. All proceeds from the sale of the book, after expenses, will go to the Clifton L. and Louise Ganus Endowed Scholarship fund. For more information or to purchase visit

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