KU Students, Faculty, and Staff:
Yesterday was an historic day for the University of Kansas, as we had the honor of welcoming President Barack Obama to the university. I believe I can speak for everyone who had the chance to be part of the visit in saying it was a truly special moment for our university, and one we will not soon forget.
Thank you for being such gracious hosts, and for being willing to work around disruptions to your everyday routines over the past few days. There were many people visiting our campus for the first—and possibly only—time this week, including national media outlets and special guests from across the country. Frankly, the entire nation was watching the University of Kansas yesterday, and you all represented KU with class.
Though the event is over, I encourage you to visit president.ku.edu, where we will continue to share photos, video, and other items from the past week.
It had been more than a century since the last sitting president visited KU. It was a long wait, but thanks to all of you, the wait was worth it. Thank you.