Kristine Latta

Kristine Latta

Director of the College Office of Graduate Affairs
Primary office:
785-864-1784
Strong Hall, Room 102B

As director, Dr. Latta provides leadership to the COGA and serves as a principal point of contact between the College and Graduate Studies. She works closely with the Committee on Graduate Studies and serves as liaison to two subcommittees dealing with matters of academic policy, proposals for new programs, and awards and scholarships. She tracks university initiatives and state and national issues that impact the College's graduate programs and students, and is increasingly gearing her own scholarly research interests to the many urgent challenges facing graduate education.

Kristine joined KU in 2008 and has been with the College since 2012. She holds a Ph.D. in Cultural Anthropology from Princeton University and a BA in Sociology from the University of Missouri, Kansas City. She conducted fieldwork in Otavalo, Ecuador.  In addition to her academic training, she has taken coursework on management for the nonprofit sector (Indiana University-Purdue University), and has specialized training in fundraising (Association of Fundraising Professionals) and grant development (Grantsmanship Center).

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  • Graduates of the College have won Emmys, discovered new species, and been named to Forbes' "most powerful women" lists
  • No. 1 ranking in city management and urban policy —U.S. News and World Report
  • One of 34 U.S. public institutions in the prestigious Association of American Universities
  • 26 prestigious Rhodes Scholars — more than all other Kansas colleges combined
  • Nearly $290 million in financial aid annually
  • 1 of 9 public universities with outstanding study abroad programs.
    —U.S. News & World Report
  • 46 nationally ranked graduate programs.
    —U.S. News & World Report
  • Top 50 nationwide for size of library collection.
    —ALA