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Sharon Lea Parnell

Associate Business Manager
Primary office:
(785) 864-4857
Strong Hall
Room 250


Sharon serves as the Business Manager for the areas of Provost Office; Faculty Development; and Diversity & Equity. In this role she manages the area budgets including State, Endowment and Research funds and advises the Vice Provosts on annual budgets.

She works closely with the Campus Administration and Operations Shared Service Center to ensure any management desired reports are accurate and timely. Sharon supervises the administrative support staff for the Provost Office and serves as the office manager dealing with the day-to-day operations. Prior to joining the KU family she worked for 13 years at Kansas State University.


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