Jayhawks in the News | July 1

Posted on Jul 1, 2016 in Alumni News and News

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Find out what fellow Jayhawks are up to in our biweekly edition of “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.

Lawrence Arts Center announces new CEO | LJWorld.com

Lawrence native Kimberly Williams, a graduate of the KU School of Business, has been named the next CEO of the Lawrence Arts Center, effective Sept. 12. Williams, b’79, most recently served as managing director of the Solar Fuels Institute, a nonprofit science research institute at Northwestern University.
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Brian Hanni replaces Bob Davis as KU play-by-play announcer | Kansas City Star

KU graduate and Topeka native Brian Hanni scored his dream job when he was named the new “Voice of the Jayhawks,” replacing Bob Davis, who retired last season. Hanni, j’02, has worked for Texas Tech the past four years, and worked for KLWN radio station in Lawrence from 2002-2012.
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NBADL’s Drive Name USF’s Rex Walters New Coach | blacktopTV

Former KU basketball star Rex Walters was recently named the new coach of the NBA D-League’s Grand Rapids Drive, an affiliate of the Detroit Pistons. Walters, d’93, spent the past eight years as head men’s basketball coach at the University of San Francisco. He was the 16th overall pick in the 1999 NBA draft.
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Dollar Burns & Becker adds experience to healthcare group | Kansas City Business Journal

Rachel Stahle was named a partner by Dollar Burns & Becker, a firm representing plaintiffs who have had a family member suffer injuries or death as a result of gross negligence. Stahle, l’09, will help lead its growing nursing home, medical negligence and long-term care practice.
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Magley breathes new life into NBL | KUsports.com

David Magley, c’82, has served as commissioner of the National Basketball League of Canada since May, 2015. Find out more about what the job entails for the former KU basketball player and Academic All-American—along with some wisdom passed on by Darnell Valentine, his former teammate.
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Trent Rogers joins the development team | Travois.com

Travois, a consulting firm that is headquartered in Kansas City, Missouri, has been busy hiring Jayhawks. Trent Rogers, l’16, recently joined the housing development team as a project coordinator, where he’ll help clients move forward with affordable housing projects. Rogers also obtained a Tribal Lawyer Certificate from the KU School of Law, and he also worked in KU’s Tribal Law and Government Center.
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Have you heard news about a fellow Jayhawk, or maybe you have news of your own to share? Email us at share@kualumni.org, or fill out our Class Notes form to be included in a future issue of Kansas Alumni magazine. Read more about newsworthy Jayhawks.

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