Profile of Robert Khayat


Robert C. Khayat

Age: 70

Hometown: Moss Point, Miss.

      B.A., Ole Miss, 1962 (Academic All-American, Academic All-SEC)
      J.D., Ole Miss, 1966 (graduated third in his class)
      Master of Laws, Yale University, 1981 (Sterling Fellowship)

      Placekicker, Washington Redskins, 1960-63 (Pro Bowl, 1961)
      Practicing attorney, 1967-77
      Law faculty, Ole Miss, 1969-present
      Vice chancellor for university affairs, Ole Miss, 1984-89
      President, NCAA Foundation, 1989-92
      Executive Sesquicentennial director, Ole Miss 1992-95
      Chancellor, Ole Miss, 1995-present

      Oxford Citizen of the Year, 1989
      Distinguished American Award, NFL, 1987, 1989
      Team of the Decade, Ole Miss, 1993
      Outstanding Law Professor, Ole Miss, 1993-94
      President Clinton's America Reads Challenge Steering Committee, 1996
      Oxonian of the Year, Oxford Town's annual readers poll, 1997
      National Student Financial Aid Committee, U.S. Senate, 1997
      Career Achievement Award, NFL, 1998
      SEC President, 2001
      SACS President, 2001
      Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame, 2002
      NCAA Presidential Task Force on Division I Athletics, 2005

      Married to the former Margaret Denton, an Ole Miss alumna
      Has two children (Margaret Bratt and Robert Khayat Jr.) and three grandchildren