University community invited to memorial service for Chancellor Shankel

Posted on Aug 13, 2018 in Campus News and News

Strong Hall | Del Shankel memorial service
The University of Kansas community is invited to celebrate the life of Chancellor Del Shankel on Saturday, August 18 in Woodruff Auditorium at 4 p.m.

The service will feature remarks by Chancellor Douglas A. Girod, KU Alumni Association President Heath Peterson and former Kansas Athletics Director Sheahon Zenger, as well as faculty colleagues and family members who knew Chancellor Shankel best.

Chancellor Shankel passed away in July at the age of 90. He leaves behind his wife, Carol, their two children and two grandchildren, and countless Jayhawks whose lives he touched.

You can learn more about Chancellor Shankel’s remarkable life by reading Chancellor Girod’s message to the university sent July 12. The Alumni Association also sent an email to members with remarks from Heath Peterson.