Chancellor Douglas A. Girod

Jana Collins

Executive Associate to the Chancellor
Primary office:
230 Strong Hall


Jana Collins manages the Chancellor’s calendar and correspondence, arranges travel, and serves as assistant to the Chancellor. She joined the staff in the Office of the Chancellor in September 2017. Jana previously worked for the KU Office of the Provost, KU School of Education and Baker University President’s Office.  Before coming to KU, she served as an Administrative Assistant within the finance industry in New York, NY.  She is a native of Highland, Kansas and holds a Bachelor of Music Education degree from Baker University and a Master of Science in Education – Higher Education Administration degree from the University of Kansas.

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.