Chancellor's Weekly Update
Chancellor Girod is hosting weekly Zoom updates to discuss the latest happenings at KU.
The videos are shared with campus each week, usually on Tuesday or Wednesday.
A summary of the 2021-22 academic year
May 12, 2022 -- Chancellor Girod looks back on the academic year with a focus on campus operations, enrollment, finances, research, Kansas Athletics, and campus facilities.
Hawk Week activities for new students
April 12, 2022 -- Provost Bichelmeyer discusses next fall’s Hawk Week events for incoming students. The Provost is joined by Ryan Edmonds, welcome program coordinator, and Jen Brockman, director of the Sexual Assault Prevention & Education Center.
Five-year financial plan for Lawrence
MARCH 15, 2022 -- Chancellor Girod visits with CFO Jeff DeWitt to discuss the university's five-year financial plan for the Lawrence and Edwards campuses. Topics include an overview of expenses, revenues and strategies to ensure KU's budget is sustainable and strategic.
Research awards, masks, cybersecurity
MARCH 9, 2022 -- Chancellor Girod provides an update on masks, the University Research Awards scheduled for April 5, and a recent campus visit from FBI Director Christopher Wray, who hosted a discussion about cybersecurity, higher education and training the next-generation workforce.
Kansas Center for Rural Health
FEB. 22, 2022 -- Chancellor Girod visits with Dr. Robert Moser, dean of the KU School of Medicine-Salina, to discuss the new Kansas Center for Rural Health. In addition, the Chancellor discusses the potential for a new KU healthcare campus in Wichita.
Legislature, rural health, dean search
FEB. 17, 2022 -- Chancellor Girod discusses: his visit with the Kansas Legislature; the new Kansas Center for Rural Health; a campus conversation on sexual assault and harassment; and the search for our next dean of the School of Architecture & Design.
"One Day. One KU" day of giving
FEB. 9, 2022 -- Chancellor Girod welcomes Kerry Glasgow, director of annual giving for KU Endowment, to discuss the university's 24-hour giving campaign, set for Thursday, Feb. 17.
KU's economic development strategy
FEB. 1, 2022 -- Chancellor Girod welcomes Dave Cook, vice chancellor for public affairs and economic development, to discuss the university’s economic development strategic plan.
Previewing the spring semester and Kansas Legislature
JAN. 26, 2022 -- In this week’s episode, Chancellor Girod previews initiatives for the spring semester and provides an update on the Kansas Legislature
Federal vaccine mandate, Sen. Bob Dole
DEC. 15, 2021 -- Chancellor Girod discusses the suspension of KU’s employee vaccine mandate due to a federal injunction, the passing of Sen. Bob Dole, 2021 enrollment, and the renewal of our Alzheimer's Disease Research Center's national designation.
Updates from the Office of Research
DEC. 7, 2021 -- Chancellor Girod visits with Vice Chancellor for Research Simon Atkinson to discuss KU’s efforts to grow the university’s research enterprise. Topics include the recently announced Racial Equity Research, Scholarship & Creative Activity Awards.
Updates from KUIT, School of Music
DEC. 1, 2021 -- Dave Cook, vice chancellor for public affairs and economic development, joins guests from KUIT to discuss cybersecurity and the transition from Blackboard to Canvas. Additionally, School of Music Dean Bob Walzel provides an update on teaching, performances and community engagement.
A chat with Police Chief Nelson Mosley
NOV. 4, 2021 -- Chancellor Girod visits with KU Chief of Police Nelson Mosley, who joined the university earlier this semester. The two leaders discuss Chief Mosley's first few weeks on the job, his plans for KU Public Safety, and opportunities and challenges for KU in the area of public safety.
Student enrollment data and trends
OCT. 19, 2021 -- Chancellor Girod visits with Enrollment Management team members to discuss 2021 enrollment, which increased 0.2% over last year due largely to a 7.6% jump in first-time freshmen, an 11.6% increase in transfer students, gains in international students, and strong retention rates.
Sexual assault prevention and education
OCT. 5, 2021 -- The Chancellor discusses sexual assault prevention and education, as well as KU’s investigatory and sanctions process. Guests include Jen Brockman, director the Sexual Assault Prevention & Education Center, and Demetrius Peterson, director of the Office of Civil Rights and Title IX.
NSF visit, Research Rising, Bird Loomis
SEPT 28, 2021 -- In this week’s episode, Chancellor Girod provides a campus COVID-19 update and discusses new Police Chief Nelson Mosley, the recent visit by NSF Director Sethuraman Panchanathan, our Research Rising strategies and award deadlines, and the passing of Burdett Loomis.
Campus vandalism and Research Rising
SEPT. 13, 2021 -- In this week’s episode, Chancellor Girod discusses the vandalism of the “Native Hosts” art installation on campus and visits with Simon Atkinson to discuss the university’s Research Rising initiative.
Student vaccination and KUMC research
SEPT. 9, 2021 -- The Chancellor provides an update on KU's student vaccination efforts and visits with Robert Simari, executive vice chancellor of KU Medical Center, for an update on several specific research programs at KU Medical Center.