Mary Ann Rasnak


Hi and welcome to the Academic Achievement and Access Center! I have been director of this Center for almost 12 years and am very proud of the high quality services and exceptional people you will encounter here. Originally from Chicago, I earned bachelors, masters and doctoral degrees at Northern Illinois University where I also taught. After eight years at Iowa State University, I made the move to Lawrence and the transition to being a Jayhawk!

I have to admit that I miss Chicago food (pizza!), shopping (Michigan Avenue), and sports (Cubs and Bears!), but I have learned to love the Royals, Chiefs, and, of course, all Jayhawk sports. I hope you will feel comfortable visiting in person or clicking your way to other features of our web site!

Mary Ann

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Mary Ann Rasnak
Disability Resources

1450 Jayhawk Boulevard
Lawrence, KS 66045

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,, 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).