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Media advisory: Change of KU spokesperson

Mon, 03/17/2014

LAWRENCE — Jill Jess, director of news and media relations, is leaving the university. Her last day will be Friday, March 21.

After that time, please direct media inquiries to kunews@ku.edu.

David Martin, communications director for the KU School of Medicine, will serve as interim director of news and media relations for the Lawrence campus.  He will be in touch regarding contact information after he assumes his interim post.



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