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.
When he’s not scrutinizing ancient primate fossils in his KU lab, world-renowned paleontologist Chris Beard (http://bit.ly/1w3TQSj) is out stalking human evolutionary ancestors in remote corners of Libya, Turkey, China, Myanmar, Kazakhstan, Cambodia, Egypt, Tunisia, or Kenya. Beard, who came to KU as a Foundation Distinguished Professor, has a passion for being out in the middle of nowhere and making a discovery — “There’s nothing better than that. It’s fabulous.”