Chancellor Douglas A. Girod

Senior Administrators

Vice Chancellor for Research
Barbara Bichelmeyer
Provost and Executive Vice Chancellor
Vice Chancellor for Public Affairs and Economic Development
230 Strong Hall

As vice chancellor for public affairs and economic development, Dave serves as senior advisor to the chancellor and the university’s leadership team on issues of communications, public affairs and economic development. He will oversee all messaging, outreach and government relations to advance KU’s interests at the local, state and national levels. He has responsibility for internal and external communications and message integration across all KU campuses, affiliates and partners. And he coordinates our economic development efforts with an initial focus on chamber and industry relations and workforce development issues.

Learn more about the Office of Public Affairs.

Diane Goddard
Chief Financial Officer, Vice Provost for Finance
Chief of Staff
Executive Vice Chancellor for the KU Medical Center
Brian White
General Counsel and Vice Chancellor for Legal Affairs



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.