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Chancellor Robert Hemenway: 14 years leading KU

Kansas University Chancellor Robert Hemenway announced Dec. 8, 2008, that he would retire from KU June 30, 2009. He will be remembered for his efforts to strengthen KU Hospital and KU Medical Center — including separating the hospital from direct state oversight — and setting a goal to achieve designation as a National Cancer Institute. His tenure will also be remembered for the increasing stature of Kansas Athletics. He was replaced by Bernadette Gray-Little, the first African-American and the first woman to be KU's chancellor.


Work continues on KU audit
June 22, 2009
An audit of Kansas University, being done as part of the changing of the guard at KU, is still under way, a higher education official said Monday.
KU Chancellor receives U.S. Army citation
May 9, 2009
Kansas University Chancellor Robert Hemenway has been awarded the outstanding service medal, which honors individuals not employed by the Army for service and support.
Kansas Legislature honors KU chancellor
May 8, 2009
The Kansas Legislature honored Kansas University Chancellor Robert Hemenway on Friday.
KU pays tribute to chancellor
May 3, 2009
From the straw hat Kansas University Chancellor Bob Hemenway donned during commencement ceremonies to a ceremonial hat all the way from Nigeria, tribute was paid to the many different hats the retiring leader wore both literally and figuratively.
Chancellor Hemenway discusses many changes at KU during his 14-year tenure
April 27, 2009
Kansas University Chancellor Robert Hemenway told the Lawrence Noon Rotary Club on Monday that KU has changed for the better during his 14-tenure as chancellor.
KU to celebrate Hemenway’s chancellorship with May event
March 11, 2009
An event is planned at the Lied Center to celebrate Kansas University Chancellor Robert Hemenway’s 14 years of leadership at KU.
Hemenway changes role on KU Hospital Authority Board
March 11, 2009
Kansas University Chancellor Robert Hemenway has stepped down from his position as vice chairman of the KU Hospital Authority Board. Former Kansas Senate President Dave Kerr stepped into the vice chairman’s role Tuesday as the board instituted new bylaws that prevented its ex-officio members from serving in that capacity.
Hemenway appoints Steinmetz as interim provost at KU
09:26 a.m., March 9, 2009 Updated 09:51 a.m.
Kansas University Chancellor Robert Hemenway will appoint Joseph Steinmetz, dean of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, as the interim provost.
KU chancellor hosts budget forum on Friday
January 22, 2009
Kansas University Chancellor Robert Hemenway is scheduled to host a budget forum for the KU community at noon Friday.
The top stories of 2008
Selections include highs and lows of last year
January 1, 2009
As one new year begins, the Lawrence Journal-World takes a look back at some of the most newsworthy events that shaped 2008.
Next KU leader may buck tradition
December 10, 2008
Recent searches for top academic administrators throughout the region reveal a willingness for some institutions to hire people outside the world of academia to lead universities.
Hemenway tenure
December 9, 2008
Kansas University Chancellor Robert Hemenway deserves thanks and appreciation for his 14 years at the university’s helm.
Chancellor Robert Hemenway’s Career
December 9, 2008
Looking back at Chancellor Robert Hemenway’s career at Kansas University.
Former chancellors say next KU leader will need financial acumen
December 8, 2008
Previous Kansas University chancellors say the school’s next leader should come to Mount Oread with a record of stellar academic standing, astute political skills and, perhaps most of all, both a strong willingness and proven ability to secure necessary resources.
Leaders across state weigh in on Hemenway’s impending resignation
December 8, 2008
News that Kansas University Chancellor Robert Hemenway would step down from that job in June elicited reactions from several on and off the KU campus.