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.
We are already recruiting our next class of Jayhawks — and we have a special opportunity this Friday to welcome prospective students and families for our annual Crimson & Blue Day open house event.
I am writing to share good news regarding this year’s enrollment at the University of Kansas. Earlier today, the Kansas Board of Regents released annual enrollment data confirming that KU’s freshman class is the largest in 14 years and the most academically talented and diverse in history.
I am pleased to introduce Karla Leeper, executive vice president for operations at Augusta University/Augusta University Health System in Georgia, as our new vice chancellor for strategic communications and public affairs. She will join us in November.
Earlier today, Emporia State University announced it will be making use of the Kansas Board of Regents’ Workforce Management Policy, which enables universities to dismiss employees to address budget challenges caused by the pandemic. I am writing you today to reiterate that KU will not use this…
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.
"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