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40 years ago: Nichols no longer ‘acting’ chancellor, but stlll temporary

October 20, 2012

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From the Lawrence Daily Journal-World for Oct. 20, 1972:

The Kansas Board of Regents today officially made Raymond Nichols the 12th chancellor of Kansas University, but the search for a permanent replacement still continued. Nichols, who had been referred to as the acting chancellor since the departure of Laurence Chalmers, had been surprised by a motion from Regent Henry Bubb of Topeka, who said that Nichols had "spent his whole life at the university and he has been doing a good job -- I don't think that the word 'acting' should be in his title." However, as Nichols would reach the customary mandatory retirements age for faculty members (and had already passed the usual age for administrative retirement), the search committee was to continue to try to find a successor by July 1.

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