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University recommends all individuals wear masks in indoor public spaces

Given new guidance and keeping with our practice of aligning with Lawrence Douglas-County Public Health recommendations, our university is recommending all people — including those who are fully vaccinated — wear masks in indoor public spaces on our Lawrence and Edwards campuses where more than one…

Masks no longer required on Lawrence, Edwards campuses

The University of Kansas is rescinding its mask policy and will now make masks optional – not required – for all individuals on the Lawrence and Edwards campuses, effective immediately. Exceptions include public transportation and campus healthcare facilities, which will still require masks.

University to implement Task Force on Community-Responsive Public Safety recommendations

Today I am writing to voice my support for each of the Task Force on Community-Responsive Public Safety recommendations and to let you know that the university will be implementing all of them.

Reflections on our academic year

With yesterday’s Commencement capping off our semester, it’s worth looking back on an academic year that’s been like no other in history and celebrating your contributions to our success.

KU announces new athletics director

I am excited to announce that Travis Goff is joining the University of Kansas as our new director of athletics.

A change in leadership for Kansas Athletics

Earlier today, Director of Athletics Jeff Long announced he is stepping down from his position. Jeff and I spoke at length last night, and while I know he would have loved to stay here many more years, I respect his selfless decision to step down so that we can move Kansas Athletics in a different…

Update on COVID-19 vaccine availability for higher education

We have good news to share related to COVID-19 vaccines and how higher education is prioritized in the state’s vaccine plans. Local public health authorities may now determine that it is appropriate to include university faculty and staff in the current phase of vaccine distribution if those…

Jeff DeWitt to become KU chief financial officer

I am writing to announce the newest member of our senior leadership team. Jeff DeWitt, a seasoned financial administrator with more than 30 years of experience in complex public sector roles, will join KU as our new chief financial officer & executive vice chancellor for finance.

“One Day. One KU.” Your work inspires our donors

This week, on Thursday, February 18, we’re again bringing together supporters of our university for our fourth annual 24-hour giving campaign, One Day. One KU.

Our plans for Commencement this spring

While there are still many unknowns about how the pandemic will play out in the months ahead, we are tentatively planning to host in-person Commencement events in May, both for this year’s graduates and the Class of 2020.

Media Contacts

Joe Monaco
Associate Vice Chancellor for Public Affairs
785-864-7100
jmonaco@ku.edu

Andy Hyland
Assistant Director of Communications
785-864-7100
ahyland@ku.edu

Erinn Barcomb-Peterson
Director of KU News
785-864-8858
ebp@ku.edu