Education, Social & Biobehavioral Leadership

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Pat Kuester

ESB Director

Email Pat, or call (785) 864-9135

Pat Kuester has over 20 years of experience in administration and finance, including 9 years at the University of Kansas, where she previously worked as the Director of Finance and Planning at the Law School. As the Director of the Education, Social & Biobehavioral Shared Service Center, Pat is responsible for cultivating an environment of customer service and providing customized support to the departments served.

She is committed to providing strong leadership, continuous process improvement, staff development, and fostering effective and robust partnerships between the ESB SSC and the departments served.



Jessica Johnson Webb

Jessica Johnson Webb

ESB Research Manager

Email Jessica, or call (785) 864-6813

Jessica Johnson has been with the University since 2007. She started at the Spencer Museum of Art, eventually taking on Human Resources and Payroll roles there. In 2012, she moved to the Recruitment & Onboarding Center (ROC) and has been providing HR support to departments in the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences ever since, first with student employment and then with staff and faculty.



Chris Campbell

ESB Finance Manager

Email Chris, or call (785) 864-6803



Connie Jordan

Connie Jordan

ESB HR Manager

Email Connie, or call (785) 864-2486

Connie Jordan has over 20 years of experience in human resources and business management. Her KU career began in 2010 as a payroll/grant specialist with the KU Office of Research after transferring from the HR department at Kansas State University. In 2014 she accepted a position as a HR Coordinator supporting various departments within the Campus Administration and Operations Shared Service Center (CAO-SSC). Connie currently serves on Staff and University Senate.

Efficient and accurate service to departments and research units
Regularly assessed performance and customer satisfaction metrics
An environment of professionalism, where staff have a deep understanding of business practices
Main Phone Lines & Fax Numbers

Campus Administration & Operations (CAO)

​Phone:  (785) 864-4169  
Fax:        (785) 864-3499

College & Professional Schools (CPS) 

​Phone:  (785) 864-4995
​Fax:        (785) 864-5945

Education, Social & Biobehavioral (ESB) 

​Phone:  (785) 864-5058  
Fax:       (785) 864-8818

Engineering, Technology & Environment (ETE) 

​Phone:  (785) 864-7688  
​Fax:        (785) 864-5313

Pharmacy & Biomedical Research (PBR) 

​Phone:  (785) 864-3961
Fax:        (785) 864-3578

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