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  • Thursday, November 16, 2017
    Across the College, amid our diverse needs and interests, we all share a few common and fundamental values and expectations. You all want to thrive in your professions, you want to see our students excel and you want to be supported by the College and the university in those efforts. While I am happy to note that in our anonymous feedback survey you shared many instances where you have noticed consistency in service or improvements, I also believe where we can find our greatest opportunities for growth are in the areas where we can do better. 
  • Wednesday, October 18, 2017
    When we measure the success of our university, one of the key indicators is the success of our alumni. This is not a matter of whether they become rich and famous, but about their personal and professional growth and accomplishments.
  • Thursday, August 31, 2017
    Welcome back to a new year in the College! I am eager to share what the Dean’s Office has been working on for you over the past few months.
  • Wednesday, August 23, 2017
    Dear College Community,

    The beginning of a new year is upon us, one filled with plans, potential and excitement. I am thrilled to see all of our students, faculty and staff preparing for a new chapter in their academic lives.
  • Thursday, May 11, 2017
    This weekend, Jayhawks will walk down the Hill celebrating the completion of years of hard work. For nearly all those students, their journey from their first day to graduation intersected with the College.
  • Thursday, March 16, 2017
    Living in the heart of Jayhawk Nation, conversations about basketball and brackets flow freely during March. Championship performance is a tradition at KU. While the Jayhawks’ record of success in athletics is undeniable, so too is our record of success as scholars and leaders.
  • Thursday, February 23, 2017
    When we shared with you some brief highlights of our anonymous feedback survey earlier this year, we also promised to share more detail on our progress and plans regarding key issues. I have read every comment and in the process discovered many broader themes represented.
  • Thursday, January 19, 2017
    I am excited to see everyone back on campus, ready to take on a new semester.
  • Thursday, December 8, 2016
    As we reach the halfway mark of this academic year, I am pleased about what we have accomplished together through a very challenging time.
  • Monday, November 14, 2016
    Dear College Colleagues,

    As many of us have acknowledged, the recent presidential election has highlighted divisions among us. In the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences, this moment is an opportunity for us to better understand how we have arrived at our contemporary realities, and look for ways to build a learning community around diverse perspectives, identities and forms of expression.