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Changes to our compliance and risk management functions

We want to provide an update on our compliance and risk management functions that will help us identify and respond to risks that can affect our ability to achieve our university’s objectives.

Audrey Coleman named director of Robert J. Dole Institute of Politics

I am excited to announce that Audrey Coleman, a nine-year veteran of the Dole Institute leadership team who has led some of the institute’s most important initiatives, will become the institute’s new director. Audrey will begin her new role November 29.

Remembering Burdett Loomis

This weekend we were saddened to learn of the passing of Burdett Loomis, a beloved professor emeritus of political science, a devoted mentor and a pillar in our community for more than 40 years.

Information regarding a reported sexual assault in our community

Last night, many of you gathered in response to a reported instance of sexual assault within our community.

Campus events to commemorate 9/11 anniversary

This weekend marks the 20th anniversary of the 9/11 terror attacks on our country, and I would like to take a moment to reflect on this occasion with you.

A message regarding recent social media activity at KU

I am writing you regarding a recent Twitter post by our student body president that many Jayhawks – myself included – found to be disappointing and concerning. I would like to share a few thoughts on this.

Erica Terry named director of Dole Institute of Politics

Erica Terry, a seasoned executive leader who has guided some of the region’s most respected organizations, will join KU as director of the Dole Institute, beginning October 4.

Welcome back, Jayhawks

The start of the academic year always provides unmatched energy and a sense of renewal for our community. This is especially true this year as we see our campuses coming back to life in a way they haven’t since the pandemic began.

Vaccinated students eligible for incentives, including free tuition

Students at the University of Kansas Lawrence and Edwards campuses will be eligible to receive a range of prizes after uploading their COVID-19 vaccine records to the Watkins Health Services student portal.

University to reinstate indoor mask policy on Lawrence, Edwards campuses

The University of Kansas will reinstate a mandate that everyone on the Lawrence and Edwards campuses – regardless of vaccination status – wear masks indoors. Additionally, masks are strongly recommended in outdoor crowded spaces on those campuses.

Media Contacts

Joe Monaco
Associate Vice Chancellor for Public Affairs

Andy Hyland
Assistant Director of Communications

Erinn Barcomb-Peterson
Director of KU News