Paul Vander Tuig has served as the licensing director at the University of Kansas since August, 1993 with reporting responsibilities shifting through various offices over the years. He has been with the athletics department since January, 2006.
In his role he is responsible for granting authorization for logo use and ensuring compensation for their use when applicable. Prior to working in the athletics department Vander Tuig served in the same role at KU reporting through the student union, chancellor’s office and executive vice chancellor for external affairs.
Prior to coming to KU he was a high school teacher and coach at Columbus High School in Waterloo, Iowa, a licensing assistant in the University of Minnesota men’s athletic department and assistant licensing director in the office of research and technology transfer at the University of Minnesota.
Vander Tuig was born in Sheldon, Iowa and attended Primghar (Iowa) High School where he lettered in baseball, basketball and track. He then played one year of basketball at Northwestern College in Iowa. He graduated from the University of Northern Iowa.
He and his wife Sheila have two children – Amanda and Justin. Vander Tuig enjoys fishing and watching collegiate and youth sporting events. He has been active on several professional collegiate licensing board, as well as serving a four-year term as president of the Baldwin City Recreation Commission.