The official university seal is worn by the Chancellor during Commencement.

Office of the Chancellor

Douglas A. Girod is the 18th chancellor of the University of Kansas. In this role, Chancellor Girod leads KU's mission to educate leaders, build healthy communities and make discoveries that change the world.

State of the University Address

On October 4, Chancellor Girod delivered his State of the University address, which featured updates on recent successes and strategic priorities for the upcoming year. Specific topics included the KU Cancer Center, Wichita health education campus, Gateway District, enrollment, Lawrence budget, research and more.

Chancellor's Messages

Response to a disturbing incident within our community

Yesterday, university officials learned of a disturbing incident that took place Sunday night at the Alpha Epsilon Pi off-campus fraternity house. An Israeli flag was cut down from a flagpole outside the house, torn up and later found a block away.

A response to GTAC statement on Israel

Chancellor Girod expresses his strong disagreement with a recent statement on Israel published by the Graduate Teaching Assistants Coalition.

Welcoming prospective students and parents to campus

We are already recruiting our next class of Jayhawks — and we have a special opportunity this Friday, Oct. 20, to welcome prospective students and families for our annual Crimson & Blue Day open house event.

A positive conclusion to our NCAA basketball matter

Earlier today, the NCAA’s Independent Resolution Panel issued a positive ruling in our nearly six-year-long infractions case. The Panel confirmed what we’ve said since the beginning: the major infractions of which we were accused were unfounded. Most importantly, the Panel unequivocally confirmed…

Chancellor Douglas A. Girod

Chancellor Girod has established a bold vision for the University of Kansas to be a destination for top scholars from across the world, an engine of economic growth for Kansas, and one of the nation’s leading research universities.
Douglas Girod in his living room having a discussion about KU

Chancellor's Weekly Video Update

Chancellor Girod is hosting weekly Zoom updates to discuss the latest happenings at KU. The discussions are pre-recorded and shared with campus each Wednesday.
Douglas Girod filming a video in front of a green screen in Budig Hall.

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Chancellor Girod strives to attend as many campus events as possible.
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Chancellor Douglas A. Girod

"The work we do at KU changes lives and improves the world in meaningful ways. I look forward to collaborating with students, faculty, staff and KU supporters everywhere to continue this work on behalf of the state and society we serve."

Douglas A. Girod