Chancellor Douglas A. Girod

Julie Murray

Chief of Staff and Interim Vice Chancellor for Public Affairs
Primary office:
230 Strong Hall


Julie Murray assumed the role of Chief of Staff in the Office of the Chancellor on April 30, 2018. She had been executive director of external affairs and advancement in the KU School of Business. Before joining KU, she spent more than a decade as a litigation attorney, representing corporations and companies throughout Missouri and Kansas. She received her bachelor's degree and juris doctorate degrees from the University of Kansas.

In addition to serving as Chief of Staff, in fall 2019 Julie was named Interim Vice Chancellor for Public Affairs and will continue in that role through the beginning of 2020.

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.