KU chancellor serves on Douglas County jury
photo by: Mike Yoder
The University of Kansas chancellor reported for jury duty first thing Monday morning at Douglas County District Court — and got picked.
Chancellor Douglas Girod wasn’t pulled away from his usual day job for weeks on this case, though.
The defendant was charged with a single misdemeanor, a sexual battery that occurred in 2018, according to court records. And he was tried, convicted and sentenced all by midafternoon Monday.
Girod was the foreman of the jury, a court officer confirmed.
The Journal-World reached out to KU spokespeople Monday to see if Girod had a comment about his service, but did not receive a response from the chancellor.
Girod has been a Douglas County resident less than two years. He took the reins as KU’s chancellor in summer 2017 and moved from Mission Hills to the KU chancellor’s residence in Lawrence.