Chancellor Douglas A. Girod

State of the University video

I'm pleased to present my 2013 State of the University address in this brief video. In it, you can learn how the University of Kansas is meeting its responsibilities as the state's flagship university by educating leaders, building healthy communities and making discoveries that change the world.

We're in the midst of a comprehensive effort to ensure KU is recognized among the top tier of public international research universities. 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 research university with our state and world.

I hope you find this 6-minute video informative. Thank you for your continued support of the University of Kansas.


Bernadette Gray-Little

Get involved in KU’s future:

Bold Aspirations — Read the strategic plans for KU and the KU Medical Center

Changing for Excellence — Learn about this initiative to be good stewards of scarce resources

Far Above: The Campaign for Kansas — Contribute to the university’s comprehensive fundraising campaign

Jayhawks for Higher Education — Join fellow Jayhawks in advocating for 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.