The news reports were short but their content was significant.
Last week, officials of the Association of American Universities, the elite organization of the top 56 U.S. plus two Canadian public and private colleges and universities, announced that Kansas University Chancellor Gene Budig had been elected to the nine-member AAU executive committee.
Within a few days of this announcement, officials of the American College Testing (ACT) program announced Budig had been named to the board of trustees for the independent, non-profit educational organization that provides a wide range of testing services.
These are high recognitions for the KU chancellor and they speak well for both Budig and the university. Over the years, KU has been fortunate to have a number of talented, nationally recognized and respected chancellors, and Gene Budig certainly has earned a high position among these illustrious past chancellors.