College of Liberal Arts & Sciences

Aspen Grender

Communications Specialist
Primary office:
Strong Hall
Room 200


Aspen Grender is the Communications Strategist for the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences. He manages and implements social media strategy, oversees daily content creation, and tracks the success of social media campaigns. He also develops student and alumni features on the College’s blog, including the Hawks to Watch series, and collaborates with the communications team on a variety of digital projects to tell the College’s story to a wide audience.

Before joining the Dean’s office, Aspen worked in Aerospace Engineering at the University of Kansas, where he coordinated communications, managed social media and website accounts, and served as an undergraduate advisor. He completed his B.A. in Philosophy at Morehead State University, Kentucky in 2015, before earning his M.A. in Religious Studies at KU in 2017. He is currently pursuing an M.S. in Journalism - Integrated Marketing Communications at KU.