Jayhawk statue sits in front of Strong Hall on a sunny spring day.

Once a Business Jayhawk, always a Business Jayhawk.

KU Alumni Association

The University of Kansas School of Business takes a genuine interest in staying connected with our alumni. Throughout the years, we’ve built a strong community of Business Jayhawks living around the world. Some of the most powerful and influential business leaders have come from the business school. More importantly, some of the most generous have come from the school, too.

Explore their stories, read about the latest School of Business news and find ways to share you time, talent and capital with the School of Business.

Giving back

Investments in the business school from alumni and friends are critical in our effort to provide students an excellent business education. You can give to an area of your interest through one of the many giving opportunities that benefit our students, faculty programs, research and facilities.

Our School of Business development staff travel the country, visiting with alumni and friends. If you have questions about giving to the KU School of Business, please contact Sophie Lamb, development team lead, at slamb@kuendowment.org.


Each year, the School of Business recognized alumni who have made important lifetime contributions with the Distinguished Alumni Award. We're are also grateful to the many alumni who give back to the School of Business by serving on boards or participating in our Deans Club.

Distinguished Alumni recipients Frank Friedman and Tom Bené.

Become a mentor

KU offers several ways for alumni to connect with current students. Join the KU Business Mentoring Program to build one-on-one, long-term relationships with students, or sign up for KU Mentoring to help students build their networks and get answers to questions.
Alumnus Mike Thompson talks with a table of students.

Alumni stories

A black-and-white image of Arno Knapper, a former School of Business professor, with his arm resting on a stack of books and books on shelves behind him

Fund honors professor’s legacy of innovative teaching

When KU graduate J.R. Walters decided to establish a teaching fellowship fund, he knew exactly which of his former business professors he wanted to honor: the late Arno Knapper.
Malcolm Proudfit wears a white shirt, a purple tie with white polka dots, and black jacket while smiling near the stairs in Capitol Federal Hall.

MBA graduate named CEO of solar and electrical company

Shortly after completing his MBA, alumnus Malcolm Proudfit was promoted to CEO of Good Energy Solutions, which provides solar energy systems in Kansas and Missouri.
Brandon Monroe

Ask an Alumnus: Brandon Monroe

Alumnus Brandon Monroe helps impact-driven organizations tackling our communities’ biggest problems grow as Notley's digital marketing director.