A former U.S. ambassador to Thailand has been hired by Kansas University as director of international development, officials said Wednesday.
David Lambertson will work with Kansas and Kansas City-area firms to improve international business training and education.
He'll be affiliated with KU's Office of International Studies and Division of Continuing Education.
Lambertson was assigned to Vietnam, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Australia and Thailand during a 30-year Foreign Service career. He was ambassador to Thailand from 1991-95.
Born in Kansas, he graduated from University of Redlands in 1962.