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|Date of birth||April 18, 1938|
|Place of birth||Moss Point, Mississippi|
|NFL draft||1960 / Round: 6 / Pick: 69
(by the Cleveland Browns)
|Career highlights and awards|
|Pro Bowls||1 (1960)|
Robert Conrad Khayat (born April 18, 1938) was the 15th Chancellor of the University of Mississippi. He was appointed in 1995. Khayat, a former student of the University of Mississippi, is the only Chancellor of the university to be a member of the Student Hall of Fame there. He has B.A. and J.D. degrees from the University of Mississippi and a LL.M. degree from Yale University. Khayat played American football in the National Football League as a kicker for the Washington Redskins.
In one of his first acts as chancellor, Dr. Khayat arranged for a $5.4 million gift from Jim and Sally Barksdale to establish an honors college at the university. In 1996, with enrollment declining, Chancellor Khayat retained the public relations firm, Burson-Marsteller, to conduct a survey of public perception — including university symbols. When The New York Times reported on the review, which included the Confederate Flag and other Old South symbols, a media frenzy ensued.
Chancellor Khayat's memoir, The Education of a Lifetime, was published on September 10, 2013.
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