Robert E. Hemenway

Chancellor Emeritus
Professor of English
Courtesy Professor, American Studies
Primary office:
785-864-1035
Hall Center for the Humanities


A former English professor turned university administrator, Hemenway streamlined KU administration, made the university more student-centered, created a faculty support center to promote teaching excellence and oversaw KU's growing national reputation. Research funding grew to record levels while KU was been positioned as a major player in the Kansas City life sciences and information technology industry.


One of 34 U.S. public institutions in the prestigious Association of American Universities
Nearly $290 million in financial aid annually
44 nationally ranked graduate programs.
—U.S. News & World Report
Top 50 nationwide for size of library collection.
—ALA
23rd nationwide for service to veterans —"Best for Vets," Military Times
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