The Kansas Board of Regents endorsed the granting of tenure to 38 faculty on Kansas University's main campus in Lawrence.
That list included KU Chancellor Robert Hemenway, a professor of English who took office in summer 1995.
Meanwhile, eight faculty at KU Medical Center, headquartered in Kansas City, Kan., were awarded tenure by regents last week during a meeting at Emporia State University.
Tenure decisions are based on teaching, research and public service. It offers recipients academic freedom and job security.
Effective July 1, the following faculty will be tenured: Simon Carrington, music and dance; John Charnes, business; Robert Cohen, biochemistry; Mark Ewing, aerospace engineering; Dan Gailey, music and dance; John Gauch, electrical engineering and computer science; Elaine Gerbert, East Asian languages and cultures; Jerel Hilding, music and dance; Jack Hofman, anthropology; Carol Holstead, journalism; Jill Kleinberg, business; Beverly Mack, African and African American studies; Diane Nielsen, curriculum and instruction;
Jeff Potteiger, health, physical education and recreation; Paul Rich, systematics and ecology; John Richardson, libraries; Sara Rosen, linguistics; Chris Segrin, communication studies; Antonio Simoes, Spanish and Portuguese; David Smith, sociology; Deborah Smith, entomology; Thomas Tuozzo, philosophy; Peter Ukpokodu, African and African American studies; Eric Vernberg, psychology; Patricia Villeneuve, design; Thomas Volek, journalism; and Robert Walker, health, physical education and recreation.
Receiving tenure with initial appointment: Carol Ann Carter, art; Mary Karen Dahl, theater and film; Daphne Fautin, systematics and ecology; Mary Lou Goodyear, libraries; Robert Hemenway, chancellor; Leonard Krishtalka, systematics and ecology; Marc Mahlios, curriculum and instruction; Katherine Miller, communication studies; James Stiff, communication studies; Thomas Taylor, biological sciences; Edith Taylor, botany.
KUMC tenure recipients: George Enders, anatomy and cell biology; Dr. Robert Ardinger, pediatrics; Robert Delisle, anatomy and cell biology; Dr. Kirkman Baxter, radiology; Dr. Ivan Osorio, neurology; George Timberlake, ophthalmology; Dr. Glen Hastings, internal medicine; Joan McDowd, occupational therapy.