Jayhawks in the News | Mar. 15

Posted on Mar 15, 2019 in Alumni News and News

Jayhawks in the News

Find out what University of Kansas alumni are up to in our weekly edition of “Jayhawks in the News.” It’s like an online version of Class Notes. If you’ve seen Jayhawks in the news who should be featured, email us at share@kualumni.org.


Alumnus joins KU Law development team | KU Law Blog

Matthew Richards — a KU Law graduate (l’99), former transactional attorney and business owner — recently joined KU Endowment as a development professional for the University of Kansas School of Law. Under the direction of Assistant Vice President of Development, Kristen Toner, l’06, Matt will work alongside Lauren Luhrs, l’13, in meeting with KU Law alumni and friends across the country.
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Disability Rights Oregon Names New Executive Director | Willamette Week

Disability Rights Oregon, the watchdog group that has won landmark settlements for disabled Oregonians, has named Jake Cornett, g’10, to be its new executive director. Cornett, who currently advises U.S. Sen. Patty Murray (D-Wash.) on policies relating to disabilities, will replace Bob Joondeph, who is retiring after 33 years at DRO.
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Lawrence attorney, nonprofit board member Brad Finkeldei files for City Commission | Lawrence Journal-World

Attorney and nonprofit board member Brad Finkeldei, l’99, has filed for election to the Lawrence City Commission. Finkeldei graduated from the University of Kansas law school and has lived in Lawrence permanently since 2000. He has served on the boards of various local organizations and the Lawrence-Douglas County Metropolitan Planning Commission.
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Hawks to Watch: Marlon Marshall, Grassroots Campaign Organizer | KU College Stories

It’s no secret that politics, campaigns, and social movements can be contentious subjects, to say the least. So much so that it often feels as if there’s an ocean of ideological difference separating communities. Marlon Marshall, c’13, wants to help build bridges to mend those widening gaps, and his career is a testament to the power of authenticity, collective action, and connecting with the public on a personal level by running campaigns with both strategy and heart. And it’s clear to him where that vital, immensely challenging work must begin in order to catch fire and create visible change for the better: at the grassroots level.
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