The University of Kansas facilitates education and research programs, along with initiatives through the Department of Defense (DoD) and other military related organizations.

Michael Denning, Colonel, USMC (Ret.)
(785) 864-1684
Strong Hall, Room #222

A retired Marine Corps colonel, Mike is a graduate from the University of Kansas, the Naval War College, and a National Security Fellow from Harvard Kennedy School.

Trent Williams, Lt Col, USAF (Ret.)
(785) 864-7508
Strong Hall, Room #222

Trent served 24 years in the USAF performing Space & Nuclear Operations. He’s a graduate of KU and former Assistant Professor at Army CGSC.

Education Coordinator
(785) 864-7478
Strong Hall, Room #222

Leslie is the Education Coordinator for the Kansas Consortium-Intelligence Community Center for Academic Excellence. She has a Master’s in Public Administration from KU.

(785) 864-7478
Strong Hall, Room #222

Kirk has over 28 years of experience working a wide variety of intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance issues. Currently working on MA in Global and International Studies.




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