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.