Posted on Sep 22, 2016 in Alumni News and News
Bernadette Gray-Little, the 17th chancellor of the University of Kansas, has announced she will step down from the position in summer 2017.
Chancellor Gray-Little announced her plans to the Kansas Board of Regents recently and in a subsequent email to KU students, faculty and staff.
“It has been an honor to lead the University of Kansas,” said Chancellor Gray-Little, who came to Lawrence in 2009 as a highly regarded administrator and researcher. “KU has always been a special place with terrific people and an instinctive spirit to change our world for the better. During the past seven years, we have made tremendous strides as a university and positioned KU for even greater achievements in the future. Leading this remarkable institution is a privilege I always will cherish, and I’m grateful to the entire KU community for believing in our mission.”
According to Heath Peterson, president of the KU Alumni Association, “Chancellor Gray-Little strengthened our university for generations to come. Her unique leadership style set a tone that the entire university has strived to emulate, and those of us fortunate enough to work closely with her know that her influence has been, and will continue to be, felt in in countless ways.”