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Karla Leeper named vice chancellor for strategic communications and public affairs

I am pleased to introduce Karla Leeper, executive vice president for operations at Augusta University/Augusta University Health System in Georgia, as our new vice chancellor for strategic communications and public affairs. She will join us in November.

A reminder that KU will not use Regents’ Workforce Management Policy

Earlier today, Emporia State University announced it will be making use of the Kansas Board of Regents’ Workforce Management Policy, which enables universities to dismiss employees to address budget challenges caused by the pandemic. I am writing you today to reiterate that KU will not use this…

Welcome back, Jayhawks!

As classes begin today, I want to highlight a few topics and initiatives for the semester.

KU Cancer Center achieves highest designation as a Comprehensive Cancer Center

Earlier today in Kansas City, The University of Kansas Cancer Center received some wonderful news: we have achieved designation as a National Cancer Institute Comprehensive Cancer Center.

Demobilizing our Lawrence Campus COVID-19 Unified Command structure

The University of Kansas has demobilized its Lawrence Campus COVID-19 Unified Command, indicating that while COVID-19 is not gone from our lives, public health experts feel we have reached an endemic stage where the virus can be managed through normal everyday business practices.

An update on this week’s Kansas Board of Regents meeting

Chancellor Girod and Provost Bichelmeyer share a summary of topics from this week's Kansas Board of Regents meeting.

Masks no longer required in classrooms on Lawrence, Edwards campuses beginning March 28

The University of Kansas will no longer require masks in classrooms on the Lawrence and Edwards campuses, effective Monday, March 28.

Congratulating a valued colleague on his new opportunity

Jack Cline, our associate vice chancellor for federal relations, has accepted a new position as vice president for federal relations at Northeastern University in Boston. Jack will lead Northeastern University’s federal relations office on Capitol Hill. Jack’s last day with KU will be May 1.

Join us for the second annual University Research Awards event on April 5

We're hosting the second annual University Research Awards from 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, April 5, at the Lied Center to celebrate many of our most research-productive faculty.

Lawrence, Edwards campuses to begin phasing out indoor mask mandate today

Today the University of Kansas will begin phasing out our indoor mask mandate on the Lawrence and Edwards campuses.

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Joe Monaco
Associate Vice Chancellor for Public Affairs

Erinn Barcomb-Peterson
Director of KU News