Misty Chandler

Photo of smiling Misty Chandler
  • Executive Director of Success Initiatives

Contact Info

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


Misty Chandler serves as the Executive Director of Success Initiatives in the division of Academic Success.  In this role, Misty leads our student success technology efforts and is responsible for maintaining our partnerships with KU IT and SIS. She works to strengthen and build campus initiatives focused on the transition and retention of KU students, working closely with Enrollment Management, Graduate Studies, and academic units regarding established enrollment goals for the University. One of the areas of focus for the Success Initiatives team will be improving the support available to transfer, commuter, and post-traditional students.  The Success Initiatives team includes the Military-Affiliated Student Center, Academic Success Technology, the Transfer and Returning Student Services Center, and Navigator team.

Misty earned a Bachelor of Arts in Communications and Master of Education in Educational Administration both from Southwestern Oklahoma State University.  Her career has spanned multiple institutions and institution types with roles focused on student access and success including student housing, admissions, campus life and leadership, enrollment management, registrar, student services, assistant dean of a professional school and associate dean of students.