Our Alumni

As a KU graduate, you’ll join a powerful network of more than 350,000 alumni across industries and time zones. So you’ll have the global connections, as well as the education and experience, to go far in your career.

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Phillip Anschutz

Founder, Qwest CommunicationsClass of 1961
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Anand Burman

Chairman, Dabur IndiaClass of 1977, 1981
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Cynthia Carroll

CEO of Anglo-American, one of the world's largest mining conglomeratesClass of 1982
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Linda Zarda Cook

Former executive director of Shell Gas & Power and CEO of Shell CanadaClass of 1980
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Sam Gilliland

Chairman and CEO of Sabre Holdings, owner of Travelocity, the online travel companyClass of 1985
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Benjamin D. Hall

Genetic scientist who co-developed a vaccine for hepatitis BClass of 1954
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Brian McClendon

Former Google Earth vice president for geo-products, made Lawrence and KU the center of Google EarthClass of 1986
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Juan Manuel Santos

President, Republic of Colombia
Nobel Peace Prize laureate (2016)
Class of 1973
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Bruce A. Smith

CEO of major oil refiner Tesoro (1995-2010)  Class of 1967
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Vernon L. Smith

Nobel Prize laureate in economics (2002)Class of 1954

Neeli Bendapudi

University of Kansas Provost and Executive Vice Chancellor, and a professor of marketing at the KU School of BusinessClass of 1994

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