Chancellor Douglas A. Girod

Debra Bia

Administrative Assistant
Primary office:
230 Strong Hall


Debra Bia serves as assistant to Julie Murray, chief of staff to the chancellor. She serves on the Faculty and Academic Staff Retirement Lunch planning committee and assists with a variety of other events and committees. She joined the staff in the Office of the Chancellor in March 2008 after seven years in the Provost’s office.  She is a native of Cherryvale, Kansas and holds a Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration from Pittsburg State University.

One of 34 U.S. public institutions in the prestigious Association of American Universities
44 nationally ranked graduate programs.
—U.S. News & World Report
Top 50 nationwide for size of library collection.
5th nationwide for service to veterans —"Best for Vets: Colleges," 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.