Kim LaFever

Retention Technologies Coordinator
Primary office:
785-864-0553
151 Strong Hall


Kim LaFever has over 20 years of experience at KU in the areas of curriculum management, academic governance, advising, student information systems processes, website development and data analysis. Prior to joining the Undergraduate Studies team, Kim served as a Functional Systems Analyst within Student Information Systems where she assisted with the creation and implementation of KU’s Online Advising Tool while also assisting in the conversion from KU’s home-grown Academic Requirements Tracking System (ARTS) to Degree Progress Reports (DPRs). Kim has also served as an Information Specialist in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences (CLAS) managing all majors, minors and co-majors ARTS forms and spent several years in the School of Business serving the human resources manager and various deans. Kim earned a Bachelor of Science in Journalism from the University of Kansas.


KU Core

The KU Core stretches across the undergraduate experience, yielding fundamental skills, building a broad background of knowledge, generating capacities and opportunities for blending and creating ideas, strengthening an appreciation of cultural and global diversity, and cultivating ethical integrity. Each of our six educational goals has one or more distinct learning outcomes. Learn more visit kucore.ku.edu

DEI Strategy

Undergraduate Studies is committed to creating and promoting an inclusive and diverse learning environment, in our offices, through our programming, and throughout our services supporting students. Our leadership team is currently developing a DEI strategy that will guide our efforts across the units. The strategy will be regularly reviewed and adapted to reflect the needs of the community we serve. 

Bold Aspirations

Bold Aspirations is the strategic plan for KU, comprising individual plans for the Lawrence and Edwards campuses and for the medical center. To learn more visit boldaspirations.ku.edu

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