KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — The University of Kansas has received a $1.5 million gift to help hire leaders for its planned School of Public Health.
The donation comes from the Kansas Health Foundation, a private philanthropy based in Wichita.
The Kansas Board of Regents endorsed the university's plan to establish the public health school two years ago. Funds for the school are being raised by the KU Endowment.
University officials say the school will promote joint research, education and service among all of the Regents institutions as well as public health agencies throughout Kansas.
The School of Public Health will be spread among the university's campuses in Kansas City, Kan., Lawrence, Wichita, Salina and Overland Park.