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John H. Robinson

Managing Partner of Black & Veatch
1988 DESA Recipient
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  • B.S., Civil Engineering, 1949

John H. Robinson was honored for his water system planning, plant design and operations, and involvement with water projects. He was managing partner in Black & Veatch Engineers-Architects, president of the American Water Works Association, a fellow of the American Consulting Engineers Council, and a diplomat of the American Academy of Environmental Engineers. He also served on the KU School of Engineering Advisory Board.

One of 34 U.S. public institutions in the prestigious Association of American Universities
44 nationally ranked graduate programs.
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Top 50 nationwide for size of library collection.
5th nationwide for service to veterans —"Best for Vets: Colleges," Military Times