The University of Kansas
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.