Chancellor Douglas A. Girod

Join us for a virtual University Update with university leaders

Wednesday, April 1, 2020

Students, faculty and staff,

Thank you for your hard work and perseverance these past few weeks. Amid unprecedented circumstances, you have risen to the occasion in a way that makes our community safer and enables us to continue our mission of education, service and research. You should be proud of yourselves and commended for your efforts.

In the spirit of continuing to stay connected and informed, I invite you to join me, Provost Bichelmeyer and other university leaders for a virtual University Update on Thursday, April 2 at 4:30 p.m.

The goal of this session is to provide an update on key areas such as online instruction, student affairs, human resources, information technology, research, and academic policy.

Additionally, we want to share some of the work happening behind the scenes – including our work with regional and national partners – and discuss what the coming weeks might look like for KU.

This update will be high-level and cover topics impacting all members of our community. Please know, Provost Bichelmeyer will host additional Zoom updates in the days ahead that will be tailored to specific audiences and campus units. Additionally, this session will focus on our Lawrence and Edwards campuses. KU Medical Center hosted its own virtual update earlier this week.

For those who cannot view the livestream, a recording will be posted on our COVID-19 website shortly after the session concludes.

Again, thank you for rising to the occasion during this challenging moment. I look forward to seeing you soon.



Douglas A. Girod
University of Kansas

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.