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Monday-Friday 8 a.m. 5 p.m.
  • Appointments must be made a minimum of one day in advance
  • When possible, drop-by advising is available for current semester issues

Contact Us

1160 Capitol Federal Hall
1654 Naismith Drive
Lawrence, Kansas 66045

Prospective first-year and transfer students can talk to an advisor to discuss admission requirements, courses and other highlights of our programs.

Prospective student visits are available Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays as part of the Jayhawk Days program, through the KU Office of Admissions. Appointments must be scheduled at least 10 days in advance. To schedule a visit, see the Jayhawk Days website. Prospective students and/or their families also may email studybusiness@ku.edu for more information.

 

Advisor Assignments

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Megan Goff

Megan Goff

Hometown: Lawrence, KS

I love cheering on the Jayhawks, and regularly attend KU football and basketball games. I started working in higher education in 2010 and joined the School of Business advising team in 2017.

Education:
  • B.S. in Sociology, University of Kansas
  • MBA, Baker University
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Debbie Forysth

Debbie Forysth

Hometown: Lawrence, KS

I have been an academic advisor for approximately 18 years all of which has been at KU in the School of Business.

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Amy Schmidt

Amy Schmidt

Hometown: Omaha, NE

I enjoy helping students map out their time at KU – there is so much to take advantage of here on campus. In my free time, you can find me outdoors with my fiancé, Nick and our two dogs.

Education:
  • Bachelor's in Broadcast Journalism, Missouri State University
  • Masters in Communication, Missouri State University
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Madelyn Adams

Madelyn Adams

Hometown: Virginia Beach, VA

When I am not in Cap Fed, people can find me at local coffee shops in the Lawrence and Kansas City areas.

Education:
  • B.S.E. in Elementary Education, University of Kansas
  • M.S.E. in Higher Education Administration, University of Kansas
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Elizabeth Karr

Elizabeth Karr

Hometown: Allen, KS

Outside of work, I love to spend time with my dog and play kickball. I play kickball 2-3 times a week from April through October! I also have a goal to do one international trip per year. My next trip will be to Tokyo, Japan to see some of the 2020 Summer Olympics!

Education:
  • B.S.B. in Marketing, University of Kansas
  • M.S.E. in Higher Education Administration, University of Kansas
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Julie Hartness

Julie Hartness

Hometown: Reasnor, Iowa

After graduating from KU, I spent 4 years in Las Cruces, New Mexico working in University Housing, and then in New Student Orientation. I moved back to Lawrence in 2011 and have worked for the School of Business since 2014. My husband Dan and I have 2 cats, Storm and Boomer, and love living in Lawrence. Rock Chalk!

Education:
  • B.S. in Leisure, Youth and Human Services, University of Northern Iowa
  • M.S.E. in Higher Education Administration, University of Kansas
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Shu Tosaka

Shu Tosaka

Hometown: Ottumwa, Iowa via Tokyo Japan

I play sports (basketball, golf, volleyball, and softball) almost every day. I am a big time fan of Pokemon Go.

Education:
  • B.S. in Hotel, Restaurant, and Institution Management, Iowa State University
  • M.Ed. in Educational Leadership and Policy Studies, Iowa State University
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Jason O’Connor

Jason O’Connor

Assistant Dean for Academic Programs at the University of Kansas School of Business Began at the University of Kansas in 2000, and moved to the School of Business in 2006. He currently serves as the Director of Student & Academic Services.

Education:
  • M.S. in Counseling Psychology, University of Kansas

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