Former Lawrence mayor to lead Sexual Trauma and Abuse Care Center

photo by: Rochelle Valverde

Jennifer Ananda stands in front of City Hall on Nov. 27, 2019.

Former Lawrence Mayor Jennifer Ananda has been hired as the executive director of the Sexual Trauma and Abuse Care Center, which serves Douglas, Franklin and Jefferson counties.

Ananda, who served on the Lawrence City Commission from 2018 to 2022, will begin her new job on Jan. 30.

“It is an honor to continue to serve this community and the mission of the Care Center,” she said in a news release Tuesday.

Ananda, who was the Title IX coordinator at Emporia State University, said in May 2021 that she had been accepted to the University of Kansas School of Social Welfare Ph.D. program. She said she planned to engage in research regarding healthy sexual relationships.


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