Kansas University athletic director Lew Perkins, who resigned Tuesday, nearly a year earlier than expected, arrived at KU in 2003 after a highly successful stint at the University of Connecticut.
Hiring an athletics director will involve a nationwide search.
In a statement on the Kansas University website, Chancellor Bernadette Gray-Little and Athletic Director Lew Perkins announced that Perkins will retire, effective immediately.
The question of whether Kansas University Athletic Director Lew Perkins violated a state gift-ban law is still before the Kansas Governmental Ethics Commission, according to Perkins’ attorney.
State higher education officials on Thursday agreed with a decision by Kansas University Chancellor Bernadette Gray-Little to remove Athletic Director Lew Perkins as chairman of the Kansas Athletics Corp. Board of Directors.
Kansas University athletic director Lew Perkins said Tuesday he plans on making Lawrence his home following his retirement in September of 2011.
Kansas University athletic director Lew Perkins billed the athletics department more than $150,000 for 22 flights on university-owned and leased planes from July 2008 to May 2010, far more than his counterparts at Kansas State and Missouri spent during the same period.
Douglas County prosecutors don’t plan on filing a criminal case against a former Kansas Athletics Inc. employee accused of blackmailing Athletics Director Lew Perkins over use of loaned personal exercise equipment.
Two former Kansas Athletics Inc. employees are facing federal charges that they knew about a ticket-theft scheme without telling authorities in a timely manner.
Executives of a medical device company that loaned $15,000 worth of equipment to KU Athletics Director Lew Perkins did receive a substantial upgrade in seating at Allen Fieldhouse for the 2005-2006 season.
Just as he insisted before the realignment mess exploded, Kansas University Athletics Director Lew Perkins still believes that the Big 12 Conference is the best place for KU.
Kansas University Chancellor Bernadette Gray-Little and Athletic Director Lew Perkins sent a letter to all members of the KU Alumni Association on Friday, regarding the shakeup in the Big 12 Conference:
Prior to Thursday’s announcement that Athletic Director Lew Perkins would retire at the end of the upcoming school year, Kansas University’s chancellor was presented with a host of unanswered questions about Perkins’ involvement in an ethics scandal.
On one of the biggest news days in the history of Kansas University, a spotlight shined on the three defining faces of the institution and exposed them for what they were Thursday. Chancellor Bernadette Gray-Little: out of touch. Athletic Director Lew Perkins: out of time. Basketball coach Bill Self: out of this world.