About KU

As a KU graduate, you’ll join a powerful network of more than 330,000 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 Communications
Class of 1961

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Cynthia Carroll

CEO of Anglo-American, one of the world's largest mining conglomerates
Class of 1982

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Sam Gilliland

Chairman and CEO of Sabre Holdings, owner of Travelocity, the online travel company
Class of 1985

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Brian McClendon

Google Earth vice president for geo-products, made Lawrence and KU the center of Google Earth
Class of 1986

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Bruce A. Smith

CEO of major oil refiner Tesoro (1995-2010)
Class of 1967

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Anand Burman

Chairman, Dabur India

Linda Zarda Cook

Linda Zarda Cook

Former executive director of Shell Gas & Power and CEO of Shell Canada
Class of 1980

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Benjamin D. Hall

Genetic scientist who co-developed a vaccine for hepatitis B
Class of 1954

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Juan Manuel Santos

President, Republic of Colombia
Nobel Peace Prize laureate (2016)
Class of 1973

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Vernon L. Smith

Nobel Prize laureate in economics (2002)
Class of 1954

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