Former Chancellor Gray-Little to be honored at Gordon Parks Celebration

Posted on Sep 26, 2017 in News

Chancellor Gray-Little via kualumni.org | Former KU Chancellor Bernadette Gray-Little will receive the “Gordon Parks Choice of Weapons Award” at the annual Gordon Parks Celebration on October 12 in Fort Scott, Kansas.Former KU Chancellor Bernadette Gray-Little will receive the “Gordon Parks Choice of Weapons Award” at the annual Gordon Parks Celebration on October 12 in Fort Scott, Kansas. The award, named after Gordon Parks’ autobiography of the same name, was established in Parks’ honor to be given annually at the celebration of the photographer, writer, filmmaker, and musician.

“We are honored to have Dr. Gray-Little as our award recipient,” said Jill Warford, Executive Director of the Gordon Parks Museum.  “Her dedication to and accomplishments in education are outstanding.  Gordon Parks was a self-educated man who sought to learn every day of his life, so it is very appropriate to honor Dr. Gray-Little with this award.”

Chancellor Gray-Little served the University from 2009 to 2017. She guided KU to unprecedented success by elevating the university’s national stature and transforming the way KU serves the state and world.

Reservations to the celebration tribute dinner are $30 and can be purchased by calling the Gordon Parks Center at 620-223-2700 or emailing gordonparkscenter@fortscott.edu. For more information, visit The Gordon Parks Center’s website.

-Ryan Camenzind

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