Because our programs are offered across three campuses, advising responsibilities are shared among multiple staff members. If you are unsure who to contact for issues related to course selection, enrollment, current course performance, graduation, or anything else, review the information below for guidance.
If you have questions related to applying to one of our programs, contact the advisor listed below for the program and campus you are considering.
Ray Hummert email@example.com or 785-864-9097
Ray serves as the advisor for the Lawrence-based MPA students, including the City & County Leadership intern-option students. He also advises all international applicants and current international students in the MPA program. Lawrence-based students should start with Ray for any advising needs.
In addition, all MPA students should contact Ray for assistance with leaves of absence or any other change-of-status issues and questions about MPA alumni working in the area.
Lesley Owens firstname.lastname@example.org or 913-897-8510
Lesley serves as the advisor for MPA students based at the Edwards Campus. Edwards-based students should start with Lesley for most advising questions. However, they can contact Ray for issues related to leaves of absence.
If you are considering applying to the MPA program and would be interested in taking most classes at the Edwards Campus, contact Lesley for questions you have about the degree and admissions.
Noel Rasor email@example.com or 913-897-8460
Noel serves as the advisor for MPA students based at the Public Management Center in Topeka. Topeka-based MPA students should start with Noel for most advising questions. However, they can contact Ray for issues related to leaves of absence.
If you are considering applying to the MPA program and would be interested in Topeka as your primary campus, contact Noel for questions you have about the degree and admissions.
Dan Mueller firstname.lastname@example.org or 913-897-8659 Dan is the advisor for all undergraduate students majoring or minoring in Public Administration. He serves as the main point of contact for both current students in the program and for undergraduate students exploring the major or minor in the field. He can answer questions about the program and about general education requirements for undergraduates at KU.
Diana Koslowsky email@example.com or 785-864-9092
Diana assists current MPA students in their final semester of the masters program as they prepare for graduation. Contact her if you are a current MPA student and plan to graduate this semester. You can also contact her with questions about processes related to graduation requirements. Students with questions about courses completed or courses still needed to graduate should contact their primary advisor as listed above.
The University of Kansas prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, ethnicity, religion, sex, national origin, age, ancestry, disability, status as a veteran, sexual orientation, marital status, parental status, gender identity, gender expression and genetic information in the University’s programs and activities. The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies: Director of the Office of Institutional Opportunity and Access, IOA@ku.edu, 1246 W. Campus Road, Room 153A, Lawrence, KS, 66045, (785)864-6414, 711 TTY.