Alumni Association

Nearly 250,000 KU graduates know the power and versatility of the KU degree — and the strength of the worldwide Jayhawk community. Your generous ONE DAY. ONE KU. contribution will help fund the KU Alumni Association’s Jayhawk Career Network, a comprehensive initiative to connect current KU students with alumni, and alumni with one another, in numerous professional fields. The Association has created a new position for a full-time staff member to lead these new programs:


  • KU Alumni Mentoring, an online mentorship platform: With the support of Chancellor Douglas Girod and Provost Neeli Bendapudi, the Association has invested in this new digital service to easily connect students and alumni for long-term and one-time mentorships. The platform will support both student-to-alumni mentorships and mentorships among fellow Jayhawk alumni. The Association is launching KU Alumni Mentoring in collaboration with the KU schools of Architecture & Design, Business, Engineering and Journalism, as well as the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences and the University Career Center.

  • Rock Chalk Connect events: In key metropolitan areas, the Association and alumni volunteers will host programs to unite students with alumni experts in various industries. Successful Kansas City and Chicago events have focused on engineering, media and entrepreneurship, and the Association plans to offer Rock Chalk Connect programs in other communities with large Jayhawk alumni networks: Wichita, Dallas-Fort Worth, Denver, Houston, Seattle, the San Francisco/Bay Area, New York, Los Angeles and Washington, D.C.  

  • Opportunities for shadowing, internships and post-graduation employment through direct relationships with KU alumni at corporations and firms in these key metropolitan areas — in coordination and partnership with the University Career Center. 

With the ongoing support of Alumni Association members and contributors, the Jayhawk Career Network will help ensure the continued success of KU graduates.

Thank you, and Rock Chalk! 

KU Alumni National Board Challenge
Members of the KU Alumni National Board challenge donors like you to help ensure the continued success of KU graduates. They will match dollar for dollar all gifts to the Alumni Association benefiting the Jayhawk Career Network, up to $6,000. Thank you to John and Cindy Ballard, Kevin and Lisa Carroll, Bart and Debi Duckworth, Kent and Missy McCarthy, Jerry and Leonor Skillett, and Carrie Coulson and Manish Naik for coming together to offer this generous match.
$6,000 MATCHED
Peterson Family Challenge for KU Alumni Association
Heath and Carrie Peterson are challenging donors like you to support the Alumni Association and its outstanding programs. If the Alumni Association receives 50 gifts on February 20, they will contribute $1,000 in additional support. Thanks to the Petersons for this generous challenge.
50 / 50 Gifts
Chancellors Challenge
Thanks to current KU Chancellor Douglas Girod and former chancellors Bernadette Gray-Little, Del Shankel, Gene Budig and Archie Dykes, an additional $10,000 has been unlocked for student scholarships!
1,000 / 1,000 Gifts
Twitter Hashtag Challenge
Twitter challenge unlocked! Thanks to your help spreading #OneDayOneKU, $5,000 has been donated to KU scholarships.
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