Chancellor Douglas A. Girod

Jana Collins

Secretary to the Chancellor
Primary office:


Jana Collins manages the chancellor's calendar and correspondence, arranges travel and serves as Assistant to the Chancellor. She joined the staff in the Office of the Chancellor in September 2017. She previously worked for the KU Office of the Provost, the KU School of Education and the Baker University President's Office. She is a native of Highland, Kansas, and holds a Bachelor of Music Education degree from Baker University and a Master of Science in Education-Higher Education Administration degree from the University of Kansas.


One of 34 U.S. public institutions in the prestigious Association of American Universities
44 nationally ranked graduate programs.
—U.S. News & World Report
Top 50 nationwide for size of library collection.
—ALA
23rd nationwide for service to veterans —"Best for Vets," Military Times
Chancellor's Vision

The mission of the University of Kansas is to lift students and society by educating leaders, building healthy communities, and making discoveries that change the world.

We will do that by raising the expectations we have for ourselves, the aspirations we have for our state, and the hopes we have for our world.

KU is in the midst of a comprehensive effort to ensure the university is ranked among the top tier of public international research universities.

Through Bold Aspirations, our strategic plan, we're changing the way we prepare students for success. We're fostering research and scholarship across all disciplines. And we're sharing the benefits of a flagship university with our state and world.

This effort is supported by Far Above: The Campaign for Kansas, as well as our initiative to reduce administrative costs, Changing for Excellence.