Dr. JuliAnn Mazachek

Welcome to Washburn

Welcome to Washburn University, the top-ranked public regional university in Kansas! By pairing academic excellence with low student debt, we prepare our students to achieve their dreams upon graduation.

U.S. News and World Report ranks Washburn University as the 14th best public regional university in the entire Midwest and our students have the lowest debt when compared to all public regional universities in the state.

While national recognition is gratifying, it is our people who make the true difference. Whether you pursue a liberal arts or professional degree, you will be taught by accomplished faculty who put students first and consider teaching a mission - their calling.

Smaller class sizes allow you to form real relationships with our faculty. Our alumni will tell you that the connections made here, whether personal or professional, have helped them navigate life even after graduation.

The life you build as a student encompasses more than books, lectures and labs. Our vibrant campus enables you to develop life-long friendships and make memories you will treasure. From classrooms, resident halls and the library to the student recreation and wellness center, you will live and learn in facilities that are modern while paying tribute to our rich history spanning more than 150 years.

Have you ever thought of studying abroad? Maybe you wish to plan Washburn Homecoming or lead a campus organization. Many students get a jump-start on their careers by seeking internships with area businesses. Others take advantage of our close proximity to the Capitol by working in state government. Your opportunities at Washburn are almost limitless.

Washburn University is a special place for me and my family. Two of our children graduated from Washburn, so I know firsthand the impact Washburn has on students and the life-changing difference it can make in people’s lives.

The choices you make on your educational journey are important ones. Great moments await you and the road goes through Washburn University.

Dr. JuliAnn Mazachek
Washburn University

Video: Exciting Times at Washburn

President Mazachek talking to students

Past Presidents

  • 1869 – 1870:  Horatio Q. Butterfield
  • 1871 – 1895:  Peter McVicar
  • 1896 – 1901:  George M. Herrick
  • 1902 – 1908:  Norman Plass
  • 1908 – 1914:  Frank K. Sanders
  • 1915 – 1931:  Parley P. Womer
  • 1931 – 1941:  Philip C. King
  • 1941 – 1942:  Arthur G. Sellen (Acting)
  • 1942 – 1961:  Bryan S. Stoffer
  • 1961 – 1965:  Harold E. Sponberg
  • 1965 – 1980:  John W. Henderson
  • 1981 – 1988:  John L. Green
  • 1988:             John M. Duggan
  • 1988 – 1990:  Robert L. Burns (Interim)
  • 1990 – 1997:  Hugh L. Thompson
  • 1997 -  2022:  Jerry B. Farley

Contact Dr. Mazachek

President Mazachek welcomes calls.

Office: Morgan Hall Room 202, 785.670.1556

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