The University of Kansas An Official Employee Publication From the Office of University Relations



Aug. 20, 2004
Vol. 29, No. 1

Roadshow rocks across Kansas
• Med Center exec Hagen to retire; Atkinson to succeed
Biology Center attracts magnet
General education subject of CTE summit
Surprise patrol!
Faculty-staff basketball ticket info forthcoming
Edwards expansion
Student center gets new name, director
HDFL now Applied Behavioral Sciences department

Record grant boosts biomedical research
KU, Fort Leavenworth establish faculty, student exchange program
KU ‘New Literacies’ conference goes global
Alumni center creates campus TGIF events

State holidays

Academic dates

Uniform brings Civil War to life for history buffs
Multicultural scholars find success after KU
System to increase parking lot security
TV time
Medical school marks 100th class
Former dean pledges $500K for professorship
Allison named policy advisor
Mini mechanics

Book shelf
In the news
Tech tips



Current jobs

In memory

KU people

News in brief

Web works


Contact Us

KU Faculty & Staff


UR homepage

KU homepage

Oread Deadline Schedule





Student center gets new name, director

The campus center that oversees several co-curricular and student service units, as well as student clubs and organizations, has a new name and a new director.

The Center for Campus Life is now the Student Involvement and Leadership Center under the leadership of Rueben Perez, director and assistant dean of students. Perez formerly was coordinator for leadership programs in the center.

The center, on the fourth floor of the Kansas Union, is home to student governance and programming offices, the Emily Taylor Women’s Resource Center, the Men’s Outreach Program, Nontraditional Student Services, Lesbian/Bisexual/Gay/Transgender Services, Fraternity-Sorority Life and many clubs and organizations. The name change reflects the center’s focus on student development and leadership.

Perez succeeds Danny Kaiser, who has been appointed to a newly created post, assistant dean of students. Kaiser is responsible for the oversight of the university’s student judicial system and will be a member of the Student Success Emergency Response Team. He also will monitor local and national legislation as related to student life.

Perez is a Topeka native who received a bachelor’s degree in sociology in 1985 and a master’s degree in counselor education with an emphasis on student personnel administration in 1989 from Emporia State University. He has been coordinator for KU Leadership Programs since 2000 and was named one of five 2001 Outstanding Educators by KU’s chapter of Mortar Board.

Kaiser, who has undergraduate and graduate degrees from Iowa State University, has been director of the former Center for Campus Life since 1997.

For many years, he was chair of the University Events Committee, which Perez now will chair.

Back to topHome   This site is maintained by University Relations, the public relations office for the University of Kansas Lawrence campus. Copyright 2001, the University of Kansas Office of University Relations. Images and information may be reused with notice of copyright, but not altered., (785) 864-3256.