Chancellor Bernadette Gray-Little

Wendy Bridges

Events Coordinator
Primary office:
230 Strong Hall


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!


One of 34 U.S. public institutions in the prestigious Association of American Universities
Nearly $290 million in financial aid annually
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.