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Graduate Military Programs works across the University, KU Center of Research, KU Alumni Association, and KU Endowment to develop opportunities in education programming, research, and service, which support the US Armed Forces, US Intelligence Community, and US Veterans in order to advance the stature and impact of the University within the National Security Enterprise.

Education Programming

We serve as the entry point for Service universities (Army University, Marine Corps University, Air University, and Naval Education and Training Command), Geographic Combatant Commands (Academic Alliance partnerships) and the US Intelligence Community to develop graduate and undergraduate degree programs that align with subordinate schools. 


We collaborate with the KU Center for Research and the defense industry in research development, which matches KU researchers to national security research interests and opportunities.


We collaborate with the KU Alumni Association, KU Endowment, and the LtGen William K. Jones Military-Affiliated Student Center to grow the military-affiliated student enrollment through dedicated military-affiliated programming and scholarships.  


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Michael Denning, Colonel, USMC (Ret.)Michael Denning, Colonel, USMC (Ret.)

Director, Graduate Military Programs


Trent Williams, Lt Col, USAF (Ret.)

Trent Williams, Lt Col, USAF (Ret.)

Assistant Director, Graduate Military Programs


 Ashley Urban

Education Program Coordinator, Graduate Military Programs

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