Preparing Diverse Scholars for Leadership in the Future

Program Directors

Each of the academic programs participating in the KU-MSP is under the guidance of a Program Director. The program directors serve as mentors and guides for the MSP scholar. The Program Director(s) organize monthly meetings and monitor the academic progress of each scholar. Below are the Program Directors with a link to the specific academic unit as well as contact information.

Kapila Silva
(785) 864-1150
132 Marvin Studios
Bob Augelli
(785) 864-7524
206F Summerfield Hall
Michele M. Casavant
(785) 864-7096
215 J.R. Pearson Hall
Valerie Mendoza
(785) 864-4011
213 Bailey Hall
Jerry Crawford
(785) 864-0603
205-D Stauffer-Flint
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Genaro Mendez
785-864-9730
416 Murphy Hall
(785) 864-4028
545 Snow Hall
785-864-5883
2045D Haworth Hall
(785) 864-7388
528 Snow Hall
Barbara Woods
(785) 864-5677
2010 Becker Drive, Ste. 2001G
785-864-0504
Dole Human Development Center - Room 4048
Anne Williford
(785) 864-8969
305 Twente Hall
Nancy Kepple
785-864-0147
Twente Hall, Room 115


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