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President of Colombia returns to KU, receives Distinguished Alumni Award

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Juan Manuel Santos, president of the Republic of Colombia, returned to his alma mater Sept. 24. Santos graduated from KU in 1973 with degrees in economics and business. 

During his visit, Santos received the Distinguished Alumni Achievement Award from the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences, the highest honor the College bestows to graduates. Santos addressed a group of more than 500 people at the Robert J. Dole Institute of Politics. Santos also held an event with students in the Honors Program and held a news conference during his stay.

For more information, see the media coverage below:

Lawrence Journal World, 9/24 (video, photo gallery)

Colombia Reports, 9/24 

University Daily Kansan, 9/24 (photo gallery)

Kansas City Star, 9/24 (photo gallery)

Kansas Public Radio, 9/25 (audio)

Topeka Capital-Journal, 9/24

WIBW, 9/24 (video)

University of Kansas photo gallery (Facebook)

A Conversation with President Juan Manuel Santos at KU (YouTube)