Meet Heath: Part 4

Posted on Feb 5, 2016 in Alumni News and Career/Life

Jayhawk trailer
KU Alumni Association President Heath Peterson, d’04, g’09, was unanimously elected by the national board of directors in November 2015. Get to know President Peterson through this six-part series titled Meet Heath. Enjoy!

How do you spend your time outside of the office?

My time and energy outside of the office is mostly invested in family. My wife and I are raising three little Jayhawks: Beau (8), Presley (4), and Claire (2). We have our hands full keeping them fed, bathed, healthy, on time to various activities and in their own beds at night! I enjoy being involved in my kids activities— school, sports, and otherwise. Carrie and I also enjoy raising them in Lawrence and the KU community.

Do you have any hidden talents?

My trailer backing abilities are off the charts high. My family owned a small trucking company in Hugoton. As a kid,  I backed semi trailers into the shop for maintenance. I also spent six years pulling the Rock Chalk Wagon (the Alumni Association’s cargo trailer, generously provided by Monte and Kay Johnson) around Kansas, as well as in downtown Chicago, Dallas, and numerous other places for KU events. I can drive backwards almost as well as I can drive forward!

Next week, Heath tells us about his most memorable KU sporting event. Have a question or comment to share? Email us at

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