Chancellor Douglas A. Girod
Stories: 2014 Introduction
Chancellor’s Report 2014
The Chancellor’s Message

Get involved. Learn more.

Our strategic plan sets out the new, higher expectations we have for ourselves as a university. It guides our decisions on everything from the creation of a vibrant new general education curriculum to our efforts engaging more faculty members in cutting-edge scholarship and research.
To achieve KU’s bold aspirations, KU Endowment launched Far Above: The Campaign for Kansas. The campaign seeks support to educate future leaders, advance medicine, accelerate discovery, and drive economic growth. With two years left, Far Above is more than 80 percent toward its $1.2 billion goal.
Changing for Excellence
From energy to office supplies, we’re transforming key functions and auditing resources to fulfill our responsibility to be good stewards of taxpayer and tuition dollars. The savings are redirected to our strategic plan for new research and education initiatives.
Jayhawks for Higher Education
Jayhawks for Higher Education communicates the needs of the university and higher education to the Kansas Legislature. Alumni advocacy is a longstanding tradition of the KU Alumni Association as an independent nonprofit organization. Informed advocates help strengthen the university.

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.
5th nationwide for service to veterans —"Best for Vets: Colleges," 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.