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April 02, 2015 6:11 AM ET

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Company Overview of University of Kansas

Company Overview

University of Kansas is an educational institution that offers undergraduate, graduate, and research programs in the field of business, social sciences, science, and medicine. The schools and colleges of the university include School of Business Administration, School of Architecture and Urban Design, College of Arts and Sciences, School of Journalism and Mass Communications, College of Medicine, School of Engineering, Graduate School, College of Nursing and Health Sciences, College of Education and Social Services, and School of Law. University of Kansas was founded in 1864 and is based in Lawrence, Kansas. The university has endowment assets of $855.5 million.

P. O. Box 928

Lawrence, KS 66045

United States

Founded in 1864



Key Executives for University of Kansas

Vice Provost of Administration and Finance
Provost and Executive Vice Chancellor
Chief Information Officer
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2014.

University of Kansas Key Developments

The University of Kansas Names Lance Watson as New Director of Student Conduct and Community Standards

The University of Kansas has named a new leader for the administration of the nonacademic conduct system for individual and organizational accountability. Lance Watson will join KU as director of student conduct and community standards Feb. 23. As director, he will oversee the university's efforts to educate about and hold students accountable to the Code of Student Rights and Responsibilities while also preserving students' rights and helping them develop their decision-making abilities.

University of Kansas Announces Management Changes, Effective April 1, 2015

James Tracy, former vice president of research at the University of Kentucky and professor of molecular and cellular biochemistry at the UK College of Medicine, has been named KU's new vice chancellor for research. The move is effective April 1. Tracy succeeds Steve Warren, who served as vice chancellor for research for seven years before stepping down in May 2014 to return to full-time teaching and research. Mary Lee Hummert, vice provost for faculty development, has served as interim vice chancellor for research and will continue in that role until Tracy's arrival. As vice chancellor, Tracy will help drive KU's efforts to facilitate innovation, creative activity, discovery and the application and dissemination of knowledge across all academic disciplines. He will oversee 10 research centers, two state surveys, two affiliated centers and a number of core research laboratories across the Lawrence campus. He will also serve as president of the KU Center for Research Inc., the nonprofit research foundation that administers research grants and other external awards. He will share overall responsibility for KU Innovation and Collaboration, KU's bicampus technology commercialization office. He will work closely with the chancellor and senior leaders at KU, including KU Medical Center campus' vice chancellor for research. Additionally, Tracy will hold an academic appointment with tenure in the Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology in the KU School of Pharmacy.

University of Kansas Hires Antha Cotten-Spreckelmeyer as Interim Academic Director

The new Academic Accelerator Program at the University of Kansas will provide first-year international students a mix of academic and cultural courses to assist in their transition to the KU and Lawrence community. To lead the development of the academic program, KU has called on Antha Cotten-Spreckelmeyer, a longtime leader in the Humanities and Western Civilization Program. Cotten-Spreckelmeyer will serve as the KUAAP's interim academic director during the program's first year. As academic director, Cotten-Spreckelmeyer will work with academic units, the Applied English Center and KU's partner in the KUAAP, Shorelight Education, to create an effective student program in English for academics, tutorials and progression through the 12-month program. She will have oversight of both the academic curriculum and the English language program.

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