Bill Lacy

Director of the Dole Institute of Politics
Primary office:

William Lacy was appointed Director of the Dole Institute in 2004 and has since established a highly-respected venue for bipartisan, philosophically-balanced political programming. His network of political contacts resulting from his 20-year career in Washington, D.C. as a campaign strategist has served the Dole Institute well. Under Lacy's leadership, the Dole Institute has hosted an extensive cadre of national and international political leaders, practitioners and journalists. He has had major roles in seven presidential campaigns and served in senior roles in Bob Dole's 1988 and 1996 presidential campaigns.


Contact Us

Strong Hall, Room 200


Discover how KU's creative writing classes helped College alum Becky Mandelbaum turn ideas to the stories in "Bad K…

KU Today
One of 34 U.S. public institutions in the prestigious Association of American Universities
44 nationally ranked graduate programs.
—U.S. News & World Report
Top 50 nationwide for size of library collection.
23rd nationwide for service to veterans —"Best for Vets," Military Times