Archive for Tuesday, August 22, 1995


August 22, 1995


Chancellor Robert Hemenway outlined his vision Monday for making Kansas University a better university by the end of the decade.

Goals articulated in a speech to KU faculty and staff were:

  • Increase the number of minority freshmen next year to 10 percent of the incoming class. Eight percent of freshmen are currently minorities.
  • Raise the number of minority faculty from 124 to 200.
  • Generate $120 million in research funds. KU now raises $92 million annually.
  • Increase the number of National Merit Scholars in the freshman class to 100.
  • Expand degree programs at KU's Regents Center in Overland Park. KU offers 11 graduate degrees.
  • Raise the number of students studying abroad from 750 to 2,000.
  • Boost from 35 to 100 the number of faculty teaching abroad.
  • Increase from 2,000 to 2,500 enrollment of international students.
  • Enable any KU full-time employee to take at least one course each semester tuition-free.
  • Reallocate funds to begin meeting the building, equipment and library needs. Estimated cost: $30 million.
  • Restructure the administration and re-engineer university processes to save money.

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