Preparing Educators as Leaders

Welcome Students! Let us serve you.

We would like to introduce you to the KU School of Education and our Welcome Center.  We hope to provide you information to all of the academic and administrative resources that are available to you as a student at the School.  First, the Welcome Center at the KU School of Education is located in Joseph R. Pearson (JRP) Hall, Room 208 on campus in Lawrence, Kansas.  We are dedicated to serving all students admitted including graduate students and those enrolled with the Department of Health, Sport, and Exercise Sciences (HSES).  

To continue, we serve as the central hub for the entire School including the Dean’s Administrative Staff.  A few of the primary services we offer include:

  • Processing all forms necessary for undergraduate & graduate students:
    • Admission, Scholarships, Sponsorship, Commencement, Etc.
  • Scheduling meetings with Student Services or Dean’s Administrative Staff:
    • Licensure Officer, Field Placement & Graduate Records Coordinator, Etc.
  • Sharing job opportunity information for education-related positions
    • Including part-time work while enrolled at KU
  • Providing university information relevant to our education & wellness students

Please stop by and say hello when you are at the Lawrence Campus and let us welcome you in person! We are happy to answer any questions that you might have, and would enjoy serving you as you begin a successful transition into the School.

Sincerely, Connie Gentry - Welcome Center Director

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Connie Gentry
Welcome Center Director
KU School of Education

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