April Blackmon Strange

Director, Student Veteran Center
Primary office:
785-864-6715
Summerfield Hall
Room #345
University of Kansas
Lawrence, KS 66045-3140


April Blackmon Strange is the Director for the University of Kansas Student Veteran Center, and has obtained a MS in mass communications from Kansas State University. April is a military “brat” and the spouse of a retired Army veteran, and has served the military and its family members throughout her career. April worked at Fort Riley for nearly a decade, including as a Public Affairs/Community Relations Officer and as the founding Director for the nonprofit United Service Organizations (USO) Fort Riley where she built a center and created programs for the military community. She recently served as the KU Medical Center Community Engagement Communications Manager and led initiatives to make the campus more military-friendly.


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VA benefits questions:
VA Certifying Official
785-864-4423 or registrar@ku.edu

All other questions:
785-864-2458 or veterans@ku.edu

You can also visit the Office of the Registrar in 121 Strong Hall or stop by the Student Veteran Center in 345 Summerfield Hall.

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