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Wayne Black

Wayne L. Black Jr. seeks to make college athletics more equitable

College athletics is often framed as the ultimate even playing field. One of pure opportunity, where anyone can succeed — so long as they’re...
Steven Johnson Jr

Steven Johnson Jr. looks to deepen understanding of Black RAs’ experiences on campuses

Black resident assistants, particularly those at predominantly white institutions, navigate a unique set of circumstances and biases in the...
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John Brickelmyer, EdD, May 2022

promoted to Associate Dean of the School of Professional Studies at KU Edwards Campus
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Dawn Shew, EdD, May 2022

appointed Assistant Dean for Student Affairs and Enrollment Management at the KU School of Nursing

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LAWRENCE — Every parent wants the best possible school for their children. But as the saying goes, you can’t always get what you want. 

School of Education & Human Sciences recognized for leadership in continuous improvement in honor of Frank Murray

LAWRENCE – The Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) announced today that the University of Kansas is one of 32 providers from 16 states, Puerto Rico and Jordan to receive recognition for their leadership and commitment to continuous improvement.

University of Kansas names five new distinguished professors

LAWRENCE – Five University of Kansas professors have joined elite company by being named distinguished professors.

Five KU staff, faculty members take on additional diversity, equity responsibilities

LAWRENCE – Five individuals at the University of Kansas are taking on enhanced roles in diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging, either as a promotion or an expansion of their current responsibilities:

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