Work Groups

  • Energizing the Educational Environment Co-chairs Ann Cudd, associate dean of the college and professor of philosophy, and Chris Haufler, professor and chair of ecology and evolutionary biology and special advisor to the provost.
  • Driving Discovery and Innovation Co-chairs Kristin Bowman-James, University Distinguished Professor of Chemistry, and Steve Warren, vice chancellor for research and graduate studies.
  • Engaging Scholarship for Public Impact Co-chairs Jeff Aubé, professor of medicinal chemistry, and Kathleen McCluskey-Fawcett, director of the university honors program and professor of clinical child psychology.
  • Elevating Doctoral Education Chair Sara Rosen, dean of graduate studies and professor of linguistics.
Bold Aspirations

Bold Aspirations is the strategic plan for KU, comprising individual plans for the following:

Policy Library Search

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The University of Kansas Medical Center was built in 1905 on the eastern-most edge of Kansas facing west--symbolizing that KU works for the entire state of Kansas. Check out the interactive map to see how KUMC is working in every Kansas county. http://bit.ly/R35j1L Tags: #KUworks #Kansas #MedSchool
KU-Van Go partnership supports young people in need Van Go, a Lawrence social service agency, and student interns from the University of Kansas use art to teach job and life skills to high-needs youth. Since the program was established in 1997, hundreds of teens in crisis have found success as they create art for the community. In 2013, Van Go and KU received the inaugural Outstanding Community & Campus Collaboration Award at the Campus Compact Heartland Conference on Civic Engagement. The award recognizes an outstanding, involved, and sustained campus--community partnership.


Green Office

Why KU
  • One of 34 U.S. public institutions in the prestigious Association of American Universities
  • 26 prestigious Rhodes Scholars — more than all other Kansas colleges combined
  • Nearly $290 million in financial aid annually
  • 1 of 9 public universities with outstanding study abroad programs.
    —U.S. News & World Report
  • 46 nationally ranked graduate programs.
    —U.S. News & World Report
  • Top 50 nationwide for size of library collection.
    —ALA
  • $275 million in externally funded research expenditures
  • 23rd nationwide for service to veterans —"Best for Vets," Military Times