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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.


In the end, Hemenway finally grasped importance of sports at KU
December 8, 2008
When Hemenway first arrived on Mount Oread from Kentucky University in 1994, few realized he hadn’t dealt directly with UK’s athletic program, so his laissez-faire attitude toward sports caught some boosters by surprise.
KU chancellor to retire
Hemenway plans to write, teach
December 8, 2008
Kansas University Chancellor Robert E. Hemenway plans to teach and write a book on intercollegiate athletics once he leaves his post on June 30.
Special Message from KU Chancellor Robert Hemenway
Sent this afternoon to KU students, faculty and staff
December 8, 2008
Chancellor Robert Hemenway wrote this letter to Kansas University students stating that he will step down as Chancellor on June 30, 2009. It was written as a part of the “Monday Message” series that he has shared the past whenever matters of special importance have confronted KU.
KU Chancellor Hemenway will step down June 30
09:42 a.m., December 8, 2008 Updated 12:38 p.m.
Kansas University Chancellor Robert E. Hemenway announced Monday morning that he will step down from the post effective June 30, 2009.
KU Chancellor Hemenway given 2.5 percent pay raise
11:10 a.m., September 18, 2008 Updated 11:32 a.m.
Kansas University Chancellor Robert Hemenway was given a 2.5 percent pay raise by the Kansas Board of Regents, which brings his potential salary compensation to $340,352, according to figures released by the regents on Thursday.
Hemenway hopes for long tenure at KU
Chancellor cites future goals and plans to see them through
August 16, 2008
For 22 years, Jon Wefald helmed Kansas State University as its president. And when he announced his retirement in May, effective at the end of the 2008-2009 school year, the longest-running tenure as CEO of a Kansas school comes to an end. Meanwhile, Kansas University Chancellor Robert Hemenway is heading into his 14th year in Lawrence, the second-longest run in Kansas and third in the Big 12 conference.
Hemenway: Tuition will increase no more than 6 percent
Regents not interested in setting cap
04:20 p.m., February 13, 2008 Updated 05:53 p.m.
Kansas University Chancellor Robert Hemenway today pledged to bring KU’s tuition increase for next year in under less than 6 percent.
Hemenway, other regents presidents receive raises
October 18, 2007
Kansas University Chancellor Robert Hemenway remains the highest paid of the six, with state compensation of $260,660 and a total compensation cap of $332,051.
Fixed-rate tuition plan set for KU freshmen
June 29, 2007
State higher education officials Thursday approved a nearly 16 percent tuition increase for incoming freshmen at Kansas University, and KU administrators say parents are applauding. Why? Because that rate will stay in effect for those freshmen for four years under a new tuition compact.
Hemenway, KU officials plan trip to China
Plan is to seek collaboration
May 31, 2007
The goal of the trip, from June 10 through 17, will be to develop more academic-exchange programs and research collaborations.
Hemenway gets 4 percent raise
September 22, 2006
Kansas University Chancellor Robert Hemenway on Thursday was given a 4 percent pay raise, the same as the leaders at the other state research universities.
Dozen to plead KU’s case
Hemenway, Perkins, Self, Mangino to travel to NCAA hearing
August 10, 2006
Kansas University expects to take a sizable travel party - roughly a dozen officials - Sunday to Baltimore for its hearing with the NCAA Committee on Infractions.
Text of Chancellor Hemenway’s 2006 commencement speech
May 22, 2006
This is the 11th time I have had the privilege of addressing a graduating class at the University of Kansas.
KU introduces new provost
February 15, 2006
KU officials have hired Richard Lariviere as the new provost and vice chancellor. He will earn $278,000 a year at the top administrative position.
Hemenway testifies before legislative budget committee
KU chancellor asks for more funding, more management flexibility
February 13, 2006
Kansas University Chancellor Robert Hemenway today gave the following testimony to the House Education Budget Committee.