Preparing Educators as Leaders

Javen Betts

Student Ambassador
Primary office:
785-864-9616
Joseph R. Pearson Hall
Room 208


Summary

Javen is from in Kansas City, Kansas, studying secondary education. His long-term career goal is to beome an urban school district superintendent. Javen is involved in the Black Student Union, Hawk Link, KU's Council of Social Studies Educators, and the Multicultural Scholars Program. His favorite thing about KU is the fun supportive, passionate Jayhawk community and sports games.


10th among public universities for its master’s and doctoral programs
—U.S. News & World Report
#1 public program in nation for special education
—U.S. News & World Report
Assists public schools and other partners in all 105 Kansas counties
$938,377 in scholarship funds awarded to 420+ students
Research expenditures of $36,804,773 for 2011-12
Research from KU’s largest grant, the $24.5 million SWIFT project, assists educators, children, and families across the United States
The award-winning special education faculty published 140 refereed articles, 11 books, and 60 chapters in 2015-16
Students with intellectual disabilities are participating in KU undergraduate programs through a grant-funded KU special education program
Researchers on a $3.5 million grant are collecting data on an innovative reading program designed to teach reading to students with the most significant disabilities in seven Kansas school districts
One of 34 U.S. public institutions in the prestigious Association of American Universities
44 nationally ranked graduate programs.
—U.S. News & World Report
Top 50 nationwide for size of library collection.
—ALA
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