Since Kansas University Chancellor Robert Hemenway announced Dec. 8, 2008, that he would retire from KU June 30, 2009, the university has been interviewing candidates to fill his position. That search ended Friday afternoon, when the Kansas Board of Regents hired Bernadette Gray-Little as the 17th chancellor of Kansas University.
- Regents release details on new KU chancellor’s salary
- Gray-Little will receive about 25 percent more than Hemenway
- 03:12 p.m., June 8, 2009 Updated 09:53 p.m.
- Kansas University’s new chancellor will receive about 25 percent more than outgoing Chancellor Robert Hemenway, the Kansas Board of Regents disclosed Monday afternoon.
Full name: Bernadette Gray-Little
Born: Washington, N.C.
Age: 64, as of May 29, 2009
Family: Husband: Shade Little; two children, one grandchild.
Education: Marywood College, Scranton, Pa.: Bachelor's in Psychology; St. Louis University: Master's in psychology and doctorate in clinical pyschology.
Research interests: Cross-cultural psychology, relation of social and cultural factors to personality, psychopathology.
Salary as Chancellor: $425,000 per year and $25,000 per year in deferred compensation. Of the $425,000, $267,177 is state funds and $157,823 is from private sources.
- 1971-1982: University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill as a psychology professor.
- 1982-1993: Director, Graduate Program in Clinical Psychology;
- 1993 to 1998: Chair of the Department of Psychology. 1999-2001: Senior Associate Dean for Undergraduate Education for the College of Arts and Sciences.
- 2001-2004: Executive Associate Provost.
- April 29, 2004-June 30, 2006: Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences.
- July 1, 2007-Aug. 15, 2009: Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost
- Aug. 15, 2009: Became Chancellor at Kansas University
- ‘Right place for me’
- New KU chancellor well-received at meet-and-greet, around town
- Provost at University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill named KU chancellor
- Her priorities: grad rates, research, fundraising
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- Search to find a chancellor to top $130K; KU Endowment to pay much of the bill
- March 19, 2017
- Private donations are primarily footing the bill to find a new chancellor for the University of Kansas. Coupled with nearly half the chancellor’s annual salary being funded by KU Endowment, plus some more to help the chancellor with business expenses, that makes the whole job substantially supported by private funds.
- KU chancellor search process now officially open
- Regents OK formal ‘leadership statement’ outlining desired characteristics of university’s next CEO
- February 15, 2017
- “Impeccable integrity, strategic vision, a high energy level, excellent interpersonal and communication skills, and everyday common sense.” That’s what the University of Kansas is requiring in its next chancellor, according to a “leadership statement” approved Wednesday by the Kansas Board of Regents. With the approval of the statement, akin to a formal job description, the application process is now officially open.
- KU chancellor search: Where do university CEOs come from?
- February 5, 2017
- University presidents hired after searches involving Bill Funk’s consulting firm are overwhelmingly academics, to the tune of about 90 percent, he said. Within that group, at least at top research universities, they’re overwhelmingly provosts. But not always.
- Search committee chair: Names coming in, headhunting has begun for KU chancellor job
- Additional open forum for students planned Monday on campus
- January 23, 2017
- The University of Kansas chancellor search committee is still seeking campus input to write a formal job description, but candidate names already are coming in.
- At open forum, KU community members share desired traits of their next chancellor
- January 10, 2017
- University of Kansas students, faculty and staff opened up Tuesday about what they’d like to see in their next leader. A picture emerged of a person who is not afraid to tackle some of the university’s most unflattering problems head-on.
- Board of Regents names KU chancellor search committee members, outlines group’s charge
- December 14, 2016
- The community members, alumni, employees and students who will make up the University of Kansas chancellor search committee were approved and announced Wednesday.
- A conversation with David Dillon, KU chancellor search committee chairman
- Board of Regents expected to announce, approve committee members this week
- December 11, 2016
- This is not David Dillon’s first time on a University of Kansas chancellor search committee. As KU student body president in the early 1970s, Dillon served on the search committee that led to the hiring of KU’s 13th chancellor, Archie Dykes. Dykes took the job following a tumultuous few years on campus that saw civil rights and Vietnam War protests and the resignation of Chancellor E. Laurence Chalmers. Now Dillon, 65 and the retired chairman and CEO of The Kroger Co., is chairman of the chancellor search committee tasked with vetting candidates to replace current Chancellor Bernadette Gray-Little.
- Former Kroger CEO David Dillon will head KU chancellor search committee
- 04:02 p.m., November 16, 2016 Updated 05:33 p.m.
- David Dillon, retired chairman and CEO of The Kroger Co. and a University of Kansas alumnus, will head the search committee for a new KU chancellor.
- KU’s search for new chancellor cost $162K
- March 14, 2010
- All told, it cost more than $162,000 to bring a new Kansas University chancellor to campus.
- Busy schedule awaits KU’s next chancellor
- July 29, 2009
- Incoming Kansas University Chancellor Bernadette Gray-Little will be focused on getting to know the campus and the state upon her arrival at KU.
- Interim chancellor readying KU for transition to new leadership
- ‘I’m learning a lot about the Lawrence campus that I didn’t know’
- July 16, 2009
- Two weeks into her six-week stay as Kansas University’s interim chancellor, Barbara Atkinson said she’s working to build relationships between two of KU’s campuses and pave the way for a smooth transition.
- Budget issues familiar for new KU chancellor
- KU’s new chancellor discusses challenges old and new
- July 1, 2009
- Kansas University’s new chancellor talked about budget cuts, sports and her new house in a wide-ranging interview Tuesday. Bernadette Gray-Little spoke by phone from her office in Chapel Hill, N.C., where she will serve as provost of the University of North Carolina until becoming KU’s chancellor on Aug. 15.
- Regents pay tribute to retiring chief executives
- June 25, 2009
- The Kansas Board of Regents on Thursday honored Kansas University Chancellor Robert Hemenway, Kansas State University President Jon Wefald and Pittsburg State University President Tom Bryant, who are all stepping down from their positions.