The President of the Republic of Colombia, Juan Manuel Santos, will return to his alma mater in Lawrence on September 24. University of Kansas Chancellor Bernadette Gray-Little announced the news today (TUE), saying the school is honored to welcome Santos back to KU. She added that Santos is one of KU’s most distinguished alumni. As part of the visit, the president will meet with students and participate in an event at the Dole Institute of Politics. During that event, Santos will receive the Alumni Distinguished Achievement Award, the most prestigious award given by the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. The free event at the Dole Institute is open to the public. The event begins at 2:30 p.m. but doors will open at 1 p.m. Seating is limited. More information about the format for the event will be released later. Learn more about the Dole Institute of Politics by clicking here.
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The president of the Republic of Colombia returns to the University of Kansas this month. President Juan Manuel Santos graduated from KU in 1973 with degrees in business and economics. KU spokesman Jack Martin says Chancellor Bernadette Gray-Little invited the South American leader to return his alma mater to receive an award.
President Santos will speak at the Dole Institute on September 24. The event is free and open to the public.