Kim LaFever

Kim LaFever smiling
  • Success Technologies Manager
  • Jayhawk GPS Coordinator

Contact Info

Strong Hall, Room 133
1450 Jayhawk Blvd.
Lawrence, KS 66045


Kim LaFever serves as the Success Technologies Manager within the Success Initiatives team in the division of Academic Success.  Kim's current focus is on the strategic implementation, management, and continued feature rollout of Jayhawk GPS, an EAB student success management system designed to establish an online connection between a student and their academic support network which includes their academic advisors, faculty and other support staff. Kim also works to improve student outreach through her development of the student service model employing Student Navigators to provide personalized outreach in response to faculty course feedback using technology provided through Jayhawk GPS. This effort is also focused on reducing percentage rates of DFW grades in predominately high DFW courses. Serving the VP for Academic Success and the Executive Director of Success Initiatives by providing experience and expertise with a variety of technology-related success initiatives are among Kim's additional responsibilities.

Kim earned a Bachelor of Science in Journalism from the University of Kansas. Kim has over 25 years of experience at KU in the areas of curriculum management, academic and data governance, advising, student information systems processes, website development and data analysis. Prior to joining the Academic Success team, Kim served as a Functional Systems Analyst within Student Information Systems where she assisted with the creation and implementation of KU’s Online Advising Tool while also assisting in the conversion from KU’s home-grown Academic Requirements Tracking System (ARTS) to Degree Progress Reports (DPRs). Kim has also served in roles in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences (CLAS) and the School of Business.