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40 years ago: New KU chancellor pledges more continuing education, evening classes

August 10, 2013


From the Lawrence Daily Journal-World for Aug. 10, 1973:

Kansas University Chancellor Archie Dykes this week promised a strong continuing education program to carry the resources of KU to the people of the state. Speaking at a meeting of the Lawrence Rotary Club, Dykes said that the university should offer more off-campus courses as well as seminars, workshops, and short courses on campus for professionals from all walks of life. Dykes also pledged that KU would increase its evening offerings, saying, "There's no reason why we shouldn't offer extensive evening courses for people in this community, Kansas City, Topeka and other area towns." Speaking of general impressions he had received since becoming chancellor on July 1, he listed "strong interest" of Kansans in their colleges and universities; the quality of KU as a university; and "very strong" ties between KU and the city of Lawrence. He added that the university often seemed more highly recognized in other states than it was in Kansas.


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