Chancellor Bernadette Gray-Little

Message: News regarding National Cancer Institute designation

Friday, June 29, 2012

Dear Colleagues,

You may have seen news reports that The University of Kansas Cancer Center has been selected to receive National Cancer Institute designation. Last night, Sen. Pat Roberts posted this message on his Facebook page: "I am pleased that The University of Kansas has been given a green light and I look forward to a formal announcement of their National Cancer Institute designation." This provoked several media reports. While we are encouraged by this news, we do not yet have our formal notice of grant award and have been asked by the NIH to reserve July 12 for a formal announcement.

Until then, enjoy the Independence Day holiday and the festivities surrounding the All-Star Game in Kansas City.

Roy A. Jensen, M.D.
Director, University of Kansas Cancer Center

Bernadette Gray-Little
Chancellor

Bob Page
President and CEO, The University of Kansas Hospital

Steven Stites, M.D.
Acting Executive Vice Chancellor, University of Kansas Medical Center
Acting Executive Dean, University of Kansas School of Medicine



One of 34 U.S. public institutions in the prestigious Association of American Universities
Nearly $290 million in financial aid annually
44 nationally ranked graduate programs.
—U.S. News & World Report
Top 50 nationwide for size of library collection.
—ALA
23rd nationwide for service to veterans —"Best for Vets," Military Times
Chancellor's Vision

The mission of the University of Kansas is to lift students and society by educating leaders, building healthy communities, and making discoveries that change the world.

We will do that by raising the expectations we have for ourselves, the aspirations we have for our state, and the hopes we have for our world.

KU is in the midst of a comprehensive effort to ensure the university is ranked among the top tier of public international research universities.

Through Bold Aspirations, our strategic plan, we're changing the way we prepare students for success. We're fostering research and scholarship across all disciplines. And we're sharing the benefits of a flagship university with our state and world.

This effort is supported by Far Above: The Campaign for Kansas, as well as our initiative to reduce administrative costs, Changing for Excellence.