image of Shelly Buhler, chair of Washburn Board of Regents

"Dr. Mazachek is a student-focused, community-centered and innovative leader who loves Washburn. As the new president of Washburn University, Dr. Mazachek will continue to build upon the work she has contributed to in the past and prepare us for the amazing possibilities that are yet to come.  Truly the best, most qualified and professional person for this responsibility."

— Shelly Buhler, Washburn University Board of Regents chair & Hayden Catholic High School president

image of Sunee Mickle of the presidential search committee

"Dr. JuliAnn Mazachek is an excellent choice for the next Washburn University president. She has a proven history of success in higher education and a deep understanding of Topeka and the Washburn community that is second to none. It is important that Washburn University has a leader who understands the current and future needs of our students and faculty while also balancing the needs of our Kansas communities. It is critical that we develop a strong talent pipeline and specialized workforce to help Kansas businesses grow so that our communities and families can thrive. I am confident that Dr. Juli Mazachek is the right person to take on this challenge and to expand Washburn University's reputation as a premier institution."

— Sunee Mickle, presidential search committee & vice president of government and community relations at Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas

Greg Greenwood, chair of presidential search committee

"It would be easy to say that Dr. Mazachek is the right choice as our next president of Washburn because she’s been exceptional in her previous roles here as faculty, dean, foundation president and vice president for academic affairs. However, that is just the starting point. She proved through the interview process she is exactly the collaborative, inclusive and strategic leader who can best lead Washburn through the ongoing dynamic changes in higher education. She will work aggressively with others to develop our strategy for continued student-centered success for every student. Welcome back, JuliAnn!"

— Greg Greenwood, presidential search committee chair & retired EVP and chief strategy officer for Evergy

image of Dr. Shaun Schmidt

"President Mazachek is the right person at the right time to lead Washburn University.  As a tenured faculty of Washburn University, she has shown herself to be a student focused, servant leader among her peers as she rose through the ranks of administrative leadership.  Her strategic leadership through the Washburn Foundation has shown her genuine, heartfelt connection to the tens of thousands of Ichabods locally and across the world.  She embodies the core values of a true blue Ichabod: integrity, excellence, inclusion, accountability, respect, collaboration, and innovation.  And as such, the faculty are poised and ready to collaborate with President Mazachek to further develop the symbiotic relationship between Washburn University and our Topeka community and broader region.  Lead on!"

— Dr. Shaun E. Schmidt, Washburn University Faculty Senate President & Professor and Chair of WU Department of Chemistry

image of Shayden Hanes

“The Washburn Student Government Association (WSGA) is looking forward to working with Dr. JuliAnn Mazachek on innovative solutions to issues that Washburn students are currently facing like minimum wage for student workers. Working collaboratively across factions is the best way to enact sustainable change and Dr. Mazachek understands this. Students need a president who is willing to work collaboratively across the campus and the community while being an advocate for the needs of students. We believe that Dr. Mazachek is the person to lead this change.”

— Shayden Hanes, WSGA President

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