Clark named Edwards Campus vice chancellor
Task force to study creation of new school

In response to continued and projected expansion of academic programs at the Edwards Campus in Overland Park, KU officials recently named the campus' current dean, Robert M. Clark, to the new post of vice chancellor for the Edwards Campus.

"The Edwards Campus has witnessed phenomenal growth in the past few years," Chancellor Robert Hemenway said. "That growth, coupled with the university's commitment to continue developing Edwards Campus programs to meet Greater Kansas City's need for a highly trained, professional work force, demands this change in administrative structure."

Dean of the Edwards Campus since 1997, Clark holds a doctorate in educational administration from Syracuse University in New York. He previously was dean of the School of Management at Rockhurst University in Kansas City, Mo.

"Vice Chancellor Clark will lead an aggressive analysis of how the Edwards campus can not only continue collaborating with our nationally prominent academic programs on the Lawrence campus and at the Medical Center but also develop academic programs unique to the Edwards Campus and the region," Provost David Shulenburger said.

"A task force is looking at creation of a School of Information Science and Technology. The University of Kansas is eager to address the crucial need for information technology graduates in the metropolitan area. We believe KU is in a position to offer unparalleled academic opportunities for working adults."

The Edwards Campus is in the initial stages of a $71.2 million expansion, which will add three buildings to the campus during the next 10 years.











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