Kimberly M. Grunewald

Kim is our interim general counsel.
  • Interim General Counsel and Vice Chancellor for Legal Affairs


Kim Grunewald joined the General Counsel's office as an Associate in November 2011 and in September 2018 Kim accepted the position of Deputy General Counsel on the Lawrence campus. Kim obtained a B.A in Political Science and an M.B.A. from the University of Kansas, and a J.D. from DePaul University. After law school, Kim served as an Assistant Corporation Counsel for the City of Chicago, where she represented the City in administrative hearings and state and federal litigation. Kim returned to Kansas in 2008 and served as an Assistant Attorney General in the Civil Litigation Division of the Kansas Attorney General's Office. In that role, Kim defended the State of Kansas and its employees in state and federal litigation involving civil rights claims, employment law, and constitutional challenges. In addition to her litigation work, Kim oversaw charitable trusts throughout the State, monitoring compliance and fiscal management.