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Former University of Kansas Chancellor Hemenway Dies

Associated Press - August 3, 2015 3:18 pm

The memorial service on Sunday for former University of Kansas Chancellor Robert Hemenway will be streamed online and broadcast at the Lied Center, where overflow seating will be available.

The memorial service on Sunday for former University of Kansas Chancellor Robert Hemenway will be streamed online and broadcast at the Lied Center, where overflow seating will be available.

A memorial service is planned Sunday to honor former University of Kansas Chancellor Robert Hemenway.

Family and university officials said Hemenway died Friday at a Lenexa nursing home from complications of Parkinson’s disease. He was 73.

The service will by a 2 p.m. Sunday at the Robert J. Dole Institute of Politics on the university’s campus, following a private burial.

Hemenway was Kansas’ 16th chancellor, serving from 1995 until he retired in 2009.

The Lawrence Journal-World reports Hemenway oversaw an increase in enrollment and research at Kansas and a resurgence in the athletics department. He also was instrumental in structural changes at the university’s Medical Center and an ultimately successful drive to gain a National Cancer Institute designation.

Survivors include his wife, Leah, eight children and 12 grandchildren.

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