Two new undergraduate, online certificates in public and population health and nutrition are open for fall 2020 registration at the KU Edwards Campus.

During an unprecedented time in the state, nation and world, the University of Kansas and the Johnson County Education Research Triangle (JCERT) have recently launched two new programs designed to meet critical needs of the Kansas City-area workforce and community.

Justin Carroll, KUEC Biotechnology Grad

Justin Carroll, KUEC Biotechnology grad, attributes his on-the-job technical and problem-solving skills related to COVID-19 testing to his education at the KU Edwards Campus.  

It’s not unusual for college students to balance their classroom education with real-life workplace experience. For 23-year-old Justin Carroll, a KU Edwards biotechnology senior, on-the-job experience has recently taken on a greater level importance.

KU Edwards Campus class

Every class project in the graduate programs in organizational communication is designed for practical implementation on the job.

Equipping employees with the skills to listen actively, recognize the unspoken root of conflicts and initiate difficult conversations is essential to effectively tackle today’s biggest business challenges. Organizations increasingly are looking for employees with these soft skills – and with good reason.

Rita Blitt

International award-winning artist Rita Blitt
talks with KU Edwards staff, students and community members about her art.

Rita Blitt, an international award-winning painter, sculptor and filmmaker, was recognized by the KU Edwards Campus for her recent gift of more than 100 pieces of original artwork.

International award-winning artist Rita Blitt talks with KU Edwards staff, students and community members about her art.

KU Edwards student Valery Villarroel (L) and Roxanne Sabatino (R),
recruiting senior manager at CBIZ & Mayer Hoffman McCann P.C., connected at CareerUP.
That meeting resulted in two internships and job opportunities for Valery.

When Valery Villarroel attended a networking event last year, she had no idea it would lead to two internships and job opportunities.

spring enrollment

Rising enrollment in JCERT-funded programs helped power significant growth in spring 2018 enrollment at the KU Edwards Campus (KUEC).

KUEC’s dozen JCERT degree and certificate programs accounted for nearly 28 percent of the student credit hours generated on campus for the new semester. The 3,322 JCERT credit hours mark a 26 percent jump from a year earlier – and represent 61 percent of the overall enrollment growth at KUEC.