Kansas Athletics Names Sports Lawyer to AD Cabinet
Kansas Director of Athletics Travis Goff rounded-out his leadership team for Kansas Athletics earlier this month by adding Megan Walawender, Deputy Athletics Director for Compliance and Legal Affairs, to his AD Cabinet.
Walawender first joined the university in 2016 as associate general counsel for the university. She now serves as Deputy AD in addition to serving as a senior associate general counsel in the university’s general counsel office. As the chief legal officer for Kansas Athletics, Walawender manages the legal affairs of Kansas Athletics, handling a variety of areas, including risk management, corporate transactions and contracts and provides direction on major legal and regulatory issues, including legal advice regarding the current state of college athletics. She also oversees the student services and compliance departments for Kansas Athletics.
“We have an exceptional leadership team at Kansas Athletics. They are men and women of integrity, are profoundly committed to the University of Kansas and our student-athletes, have varying and diverse backgrounds, and each has had a significant hand in the broad-based momentum for our department,” Goff said. “Alongside our talented Executive Staff, they are the ideal team to lead Kansas Athletics forward in this new chapter and I am grateful to work alongside them each and every day.”