Objective Leaders co-lead campus teams focused on moving the needle of specific institutional objective areas. Guided by the work of campus community suggestions, Provost direction, and best practices culled from additional research and resources, Objective Leaders plan and execute up to three strategies, every fiscal year, that guide the work of campus towards achieving KU's mission.

Increase Enrollment

Nick Stevens, Interim Vice Provost for Enrollment Management

Stuart Day, Dean of the School of Professional Studies and Edward Campus

Assure Persistence and Completion Through Student Engagement and Satisfaction​

Susan Klusmeier, Vice Provost for Academic Success

Ann Brill, Dean of the School of Journalism and Mass Communications 

Support Long-Term Success by Improving Placement & Reducing Debt​

Angela Karlin, Assistant Vice Provost - Financial Aid & Scholarships

Paul Popiel, Interim Dean of the School of Music

Jennifer Roberts, Vice Provost for Academic Affairs and Graduate Studies

Assure Quality of Academic Programs​

Jean Redeker, Assistant Vice Provost for Academic Affairs

Michelle Carney​, Dean of the School of Social Welfare and Vice Provost for Jayhawk Global

Strengthen Service to Local and Global Communities ​

Charlie Bankart, Associate Vice Provost for International Affairs

Jomella Watson-Thompson​, Director, Center for Service Learning, Associate Director, Center for Community Health and Development

Kendra Brayfield, Director, Jayhawk Hospitality

Improve Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging

Nicole Hodges Persley, Acting Vice Provost for Diversity, Equity, Inclusion & Belonging

Derek Kwan, Executive Director of the Lied Center

Improve Health and Wellness ​

Tammara Durham​, Vice Provost for Student Affairs

Rick Ginsberg, Dean of School of Education and Human Sciences

Increase Workplace Satisfaction ​

Mike Rounds, Vice Provost for Human Resources, Public Safety, Facilities and Operations.

Mahbub Rashid, Dean of School of Architecture & Design 

Ensure Stewardship of the Institution ​

Jason Hornberger​, Vice Provost for Finance

Stephen Mazza, Dean of School of Law 

Grow KU Research ​

Simon Atkinson​, Vice Chancellor for Research

Arvin Agah, Dean of the School of Engineering

Recruit, Retain and Recognize Top Researchers ​

Lumen Mulligan​, Interim Vice Provost for Faculty Development

Ron Ragan, Dean of the School of Pharmacy

Expand the Impact of KU Research in Kansas and Beyond ​

Belinda Sturm, Associate Vice Chancellor for Research

John Colombo, Interim Dean of the School of Liberal Arts & Sciences

Promote Innovation and Entrepreneurship ​

Tricia Bergman, Associate Vice Chancellor for Economic Development

Paige Fields, Dean of the School of Business