University of Kansas

University of Kansas

University of Kansas

Date Founded



1502 Iowa Street,Lawrence, KS 66045-7576


Private Equity & Venture Capital

Company Description

The University of Kansas (KU) is a public research university and the largest university in the State of Kansas. KU campuses are located in Lawrence, Wichita, Overland Park, Salina, and Kansas City, Kansas, with the main campus located in Lawrence on Mount Oread, the highest location in Lawrence. The University was opened in 1866, under a charter granted by the Kansas Legislature in 1864.

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Executives & Employees
Board of Directors

Co-Owner at Long John Silver's LLC

General Partner at Sofinnova Ventures, Inc.

Chief Executive Officer & Co-Founder at Digital Evolution Group LLC

Distinguished Alumni
Thomas L. Bené is now Chairman of the Board, President & Chief Executive Officer at Sysco Corp.
David G. Booth is now Founder & Executive Chairman at Dimensional Fund Advisors LP
Anthony Marino is now President & Chief Executive Officer at Vermilion Energy, Inc.
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Awards & Honors
Rank #188
The Chronicle of Philanthropy - Philanthropy 400
Rank #173
The Chronicle of Philanthropy - Philanthropy 400
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