Athletics staff adds former All-American
Landry, associate director of athletics/senior woman administrator
at the University of Illinois for the past five years, has been hired
in the same capacity at KU. At KU, Landry will be a member of Athletics
Director Lew Perkins’ senior staff and will oversee several sports
programs. She will begin her duties in Lawrence in mid-October.
A former collegiate track standout, Landry earned a bachelor’s degree
in accounting from the University of Alabama in 1986, where she was an
All-American in track and field. She was a member of the World University
Games Team and the Pan American Team in 1987, and she finished fourth
in the U.S. Olympic trials in 1992. She earned a master’s degree
in higher education from the University of Illinois in 2001.
Longtime associate athletics director leaves university
Athletics Director Doug Vance, a 20-year
veteran of KU athletics, has decided to leave the KU athletics staff.
Vance came to KU in 1983 as the school’s sports information director.
In 2001 he was promoted to associate athletics director/communications,
assuming responsibility for media relations, marketing, information systems,
the KU Athletics Hall of Fame and licensing.
Vance is a past president of the College Sports Information Directors
of America and was inducted into that organization’s hall of fame
Military science promotes two to major
The Department of Military Science (Army ROTC) has announced the promotions
of Cheryl Whelan and Brad
Bohan from captain to major. In addition, Maj. Jeff Brown will
be on a six-month temporary leave of absence while serving in Iraq.
Professor named interim chair of anesthesiology at KUSM-W
Robert S. McKay, clinical associate professor
of anesthesiology and obstetrics and gynecology at the KU School of Medicine-Wichita,
has been named interim chair and program director of anesthesiology. He
replaces Wesley Helena, who remains on the
faculty. McKay completed his residency education in anesthesiology at
KUSM-W and joined the medical faculty in 1986.
Reader services librarian named university archivist
Rebecca Schulte, librarian II, has been
named university archivist. Schulte formerly was reader services librarian
in the Kenneth Spencer Research Library. She also is bibliographer for
the Wilcox Collection of Contemporary Political Movements in Spencer Library.
Schulte, a KU alumna, has been a member of the KU Libraries faculty since
Economics professor receives teaching award
Harry G. Shaffer, professor emeritus of economics,
received the 2003 Career Achievement in Teaching Award on Sept. 11 at
a new-faculty reception at the Adams Alumni Center.
Final Kemper Award delivered
Allen Greiner, assistant professor of family
medicine, received the final $5,000 Kemper Award for excellence in teaching
and advising Sept. 10. Twenty KU professors have received 2003 Kemper
Awards, worth a combined $100,000.
The W.T. Kemper Fellowships for Teaching Excellence recognize outstanding
teachers and advisers at KU as determined by a seven-member selection
committee. Now in the eighth year of a 10-year program, the awards were
established by a $500,000 fund from the William T. Kemper Foundation-Commerce
Bank, Trustee, and $500,000 in matching funds from the KU Endowment Association.