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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- Outgoing KU chancellor reflects on barrier-breaking eight years of leading the university
- June 11, 2017
- Gray-Little, 72, became KU’s 17th chancellor in August 2009. After eight years, she is stepping down from the position. With her tenure as KU’s CEO coming to a close, the Journal-World recently interviewed her about her time at KU, and what she plans to do next.
- A doctor as KU chancellor? Colleagues say Girod’s medical background will translate to entire university
- May 28, 2017
- Douglas Girod may face a learning curve on the university’s main campus, where stakeholders say they’re optimistic about his leadership and listening skills. But people who have worked alongside Girod at the KU Medical Center say his medical experience, integrity and consensus-building abilities will translate to lead the entire university.
- KU Medical Center leader Douglas Girod named 18th chancellor of KU
- 01:04 p.m., May 25, 2017 Updated 05:23 p.m.
- Douglas Girod has been executive vice chancellor of the KU Medical Center since 2013. He first joined the KU Medical Center faculty in 1994 and became chair of the Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery in 2002.
- Board of Regents to announce KU’s next chancellor today
- May 25, 2017
- The Kansas Board of Regents is poised to name the next chancellor of the University of Kansas. A public meeting of the board has been scheduled for 1 p.m. Thursday at the Lied Center, 1600 Stewart Drive on the KU campus.
- Regents interviewing KU chancellor finalists this week
- May 22, 2017
- The Kansas Board of Regents plans to interview finalists for the University of Kansas chancellor position this week.
- Applications are in for KU chancellor; search committee begins whittling list
- April 3, 2017
- Applications from the people vying to become the next chancellor of the University of Kansas are now in the hands of the KU chancellor search committee. The soft deadline to apply for the job was Friday, and the committee will begin reviewing applications and narrowing the list of contenders this week.
- 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.