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A message to the KU community regarding racism in America

We are emerging from a week of heart-wrenching conversations about the toxic impact that racism has on all of our communities.

Reaffirming our commitment to our university's values of inclusivity and respect

We join many across the country today as we recognize and reflect on many issues in our society that result in challenging and difficult times for our underserved and marginalized populations.

Announcing the retirement of a senior leadership team member

Diane Goddard, our chief financial officer and vice provost for finance, will be leaving KU after a 36-year career in various roles across the institution.

An update on Lawrence and Edwards financial challenges

In recent weeks, Provost Bichelmeyer and I have communicated with you regularly, and we have appreciated your feedback. With your help, we continue to plan for various scenarios that position KU to resume on-campus operations in some capacity this fall. Today, I write to share additional updates…

Guidance and next steps on reopening campus in the era of COVID-19

We have created a new document titled "Reopening of KU campuses in the era of COVID-19." This document summarizes steps we’ve taken so far and explains guiding principles and next steps for reopening campus for the fall semester.

Next steps toward addressing the impact of the pandemic

Today I write to share updates about KU’s situation and the financial challenges we face.

KU to distribute nearly $7.6 million in CARES Act funding to students

The University of Kansas will distribute $7,594,823 in federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act funding directly to students who have significant need and are facing financial challenges due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Chancellor to host second virtual University Update on April 16

I write today to invite you to join me and other KU leaders for our next virtual University Update on Thursday, April 16 at 4:30 p.m. This discussion will focus on healthcare in our region, including the work our KU Medical Center and The University of Kansas Hospital are doing as part of the…

Dave Cook named vice chancellor for public affairs and economic development

I am pleased to announce Dave Cook, vice chancellor of the Edwards campus and dean of the School of Professional Studies, will become our new vice chancellor for public affairs and economic development.

Carl Lejuez named provost at UConn

I am writing to let you know that one of our leaders will be departing the University of Kansas for a new opportunity. Earlier today, Carl Lejuez was named provost and executive vice president for academic affairs at the University of Connecticut. Carl will begin his new role at UConn later this…

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Joe Monaco
Associate Vice Chancellor for Public Affairs

Andy Hyland
Assistant Director of Communications

Erinn Barcomb-Peterson
Director of KU News