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.

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 Messages

Brian White named vice president and general counsel for Wake Forest University

Earlier today, Brian White, our general counsel and vice chancellor for legal affairs, was named the new vice president and general counsel for Wake Forest University. While this is a loss for KU, I am excited for Brian and have no doubt he will do great work in his new role.

Join us April 25 for the University Research Awards event

KU strives to foster a culture of research and discovery to address society's grand challenges. With this in mind, I am delighted to invite you to our annual University Research Awards event at 7 p.m. on Thursday, April 25.

Reflecting on a remarkable semester

As final exams conclude and we pause for the holidays, please join me in reflecting on our achievements from the past semester. As always, there is much to celebrate, thanks to you.

Rolling out the red carpet for prospective students and families

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.

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