Mary serves as the office manager, directing special projects, troubleshooting, and tracking issues. She also is the chancellor's primary liaison with the Board of Regents and other officials. A North Carolina native, Mary has a background in arts management and higher education administration. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Journalism from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and has served in similar capacities at Penn State and the University of Kentucky.
Linda Bonebrake 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 May 2016 after six years as assistant to the provost. Linda began her career at KU in 1998 as assistant to the senior vice provost. In 2003, she became assistant to the dean of the School of Fine Arts and then served as assistant to the dean of the School of Music. Linda has a B.A. degree in communication studies from the University of Kansas and is a lifelong Kansan.
Debra Bia serves as Senior Administrative Assistant to Mary Burg, Executive Assistant to the Chancellor. She serves on the Faculty and Unclassified Staff Retirement Dinner Committee and coordinates a variety of events. She joined the staff in the Chancellor's Office in March 2008, after working in the Provost's office for six years. She is a native of Cherryvale, Kansas and holds a Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration from Pittsburg State University.
Wendy Bridges serves as the events coordinator supporting the Office of the Chancellor and Office of Public Affairs – Ceremonies & Special Events. Her major projects include: commencement, honorary degree selection committee, the sesquicentennial committee (KU 150) and other university events like Opening Convocation, Traditions Night, KU at the Capitol and other outreach initiatives. Specifically for ceremonial events, she serves as liaison to the University and Associate Marshals, the commencement logistics committee and campus recognition event coordinators. She will also provide staff support to the University Events Executive Committee.
She came to the Office of the Chancellor from the KU Endowment Association in 2005 and earned her degree in Geography from the University of Kansas in 1999. Rock Chalk!
Kathy serves as the receptionist and general assistant for the Office of the Chancellor. She handles a variety of special projects, including the annual KU United Way Campaign. A Colorado native, Kathy joined the Chancellor's Office staff in November 2009. Prior to relocating to Lawrence, she was the Administrative Assistant to the President at Fort Scott Community College.