Points of Distinction


Bob Dole

Former U.S. Senator Robert J. Dole

Kathleen Sebilius

Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius

Brian McClendon

Brian McClendon, vice president of engineering for Google

Cynthia Carroll

Cynthia Carroll, CEO of Anglo American mining company

Mary and Janet Murguia

Mary Murguia (left), U.S. District Court judge, District of Arizona, and Janet Murguia, president and chief executive officer of the National Council of La Raza

Alan Mulally

Alan Mulally, president and CEO of Ford Motor Co.

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  • President of Colombia, a KU alumnus, receives distinguished achievement award

    Juan Manuel Santos, president of the Republic of Colombia and 1973 University of Kansas graduate in economics and business, received the Alumni Distinguished Achievement Award, the highest honor bestowed by the KU College of Liberal Arts & Sciences, in a campus visit Sept. 24, 2012.

    Other events during his visit included meetings with students and a conversation at the Dole Institute of Politics led by institute director Bill Lacy.

    Before his election in 2010, Santos, 58, served three years as defense minister and two years as finanace minister.


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