Kim LaFever

Retention Technologies Coordinator
Primary office:
151 Strong Hall


Kim LaFever has over 25 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.

Kim's current focus is on the strategic implementation and management of Jayhawk GPS - Guidance. Persistence. Success. Jayhawk GPS is KU's student success management system designed to establish an online connection between a student and their academic support network which includes their academic advisors, faculty and other support staff.

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