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
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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