Erinn Barcomb-Peterson
KU News Service

President Obama to visit KU Jan. 22

Fri, 01/16/2015

(UPDATE: Information is now available at

LAWRENCE — President of the United States Barack Obama will visit the University of Kansas on Thursday, Jan. 22 for an event, officials announced today.

“Our community will be honored to welcome President Obama to the University of Kansas,” said Chancellor Bernadette Gray-Little. “This is an exciting time for KU, and to welcome the President of the United States and have an opportunity to share our bold aspirations with him only adds to that excitement.

The White House and KU Office of Public Affairs will release more information on the President's visit as it becomes available. Updates will be posted to

As noted by KU History, Obama would be the fourth sitting U.S. president to visit KU, with the last sitting president to visit being William H. Taft in 1911. The other two presidents who visited KU while in office were Ulysses S. Grant in 1873 and Rutherford B. Hayes in 1879. Five additional presidents — Harry Truman, Gerald Ford, Jimmy Carter, George H.W. Bush and Bill Clinton — visited KU after leaving office.

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