Who We Are

Our students are our highest priority. We are committed to preparing our students linguistically, academically and culturally for university life, providing services to enhance their adjustment and achievement, and advocating for ESL and international students.
Mark Algren

Mark Algren, Director

M.A. ESL, Southern Illinois University, 1982.

Phone: (785) 864-4606

E-mail: malgren@ku.edu

Mary McGuinness

Mary McGuinness, Associate Director

M.A. TESL, Southern Illinois University, 1979.

Phone: (785) 864-4606

E-mail: marymcg@ku.edu

Margaret Coffey

Margaret Coffey, Associate Director

M.Ed. TESOL, Boston University, 1981.

Phone: (785) 864-1307

E-mail: mcoffey@ku.edu

The University of Kansas prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, ethnicity, religion, sex, national origin, age, ancestry, disability, status as a veteran, sexual orientation, marital status, parental status, gender identity, gender expression, and genetic information in the university’s programs and activities. Retaliation is also prohibited by university policy. The following persons have been designated to handle inquiries regarding the nondiscrimination policies and are the Title IX coordinators for their respective campuses: Executive Director of the Office of Institutional Opportunity & Access, IOA@ku.edu, 1246 West Campus Road, Room 153A, Lawrence, KS 66045, 785-864-6414, 711 TTY (for the Lawrence, Edwards, Parsons, Yoder, and Topeka campuses); Director, Equal Opportunity Office, Mail Stop 7004, 4330 Shawnee Mission Parkway, Fairway, KS 66205, 913-588-8011, 711 TTY (for the Wichita, Salina, and Kansas City, Kansas, medical center campuses).