Chancellor Douglas A. Girod

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Appearance request for Chancellor Girod

Thank you for your interest in having Chancellor Girod attend your event. In order to be as responsive as we can and to allow us to plan for the appearances, we ask that you fill out the following request form at least three weeks in advance. In the Special Notes box, please include any other useful information, such as the source for talking points if different than the person identified in the Contact Information box.

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44 nationally ranked graduate programs.
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Top 50 nationwide for size of library collection.
23rd nationwide for service to veterans —"Best for Vets," 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.

KU is in the midst of a comprehensive effort to ensure the university is ranked among the top tier of public international research universities.

Through Bold Aspirations, our strategic plan, we're changing the way we prepare students for success. We're fostering research and scholarship across all disciplines. And we're sharing the benefits of a flagship university with our state and world.

This effort is supported by Far Above: The Campaign for Kansas, as well as our initiative to reduce administrative costs, Changing for Excellence.