Chancellor Bernadette Gray-Little

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Mon, 04/09/2012
The past several years at the University of Kansas Medical Center have seen tremendous growth and progress toward fulfilling the university’s mission. Overseeing this progress has been Dr. Barbara Atkinson, in her roles as executive vice chancellor and executive dean of the School of Medicine.
Mon, 04/02/2012
The past few weeks, we’ve all enjoyed watching our student-athletes excel on the national stage. Coach Self and his team have played their way into tonight’s NCAA National Championship, while Coach Henrickson and her squad advanced to the Sweet 16.
Sun, 04/01/2012
Chancellor Bernadette Gray-Little today commended fans for safely celebrating the University of Kansas' 64-62 win over Ohio State in the Final Four on Saturday night.
Fri, 03/16/2012
As a center for scholarship and research, the University of Kansas is committed to making discoveries that change the world. But for those discoveries to have the maximum benefit for the state and society we serve, they must be shared.
Wed, 03/07/2012
During testimony in Topeka, Chancellor Gray-Little updated state senators on the School of Engineering’s ongoing expansion to meet the needs of Kansas students and employers. She also outlined the university’s priorities for the Senate Ways & Means Committee’s Higher Education Subcommittee during her remarks to the panel.
Fri, 03/02/2012
The University of Kansas continues to expand to meet its responsibility to residents and employers in the Kansas City metropolitan area, with the opening of the Business, Engineering, Science and Technology Building at the KU Edwards Campus in Overland Park being the latest example. Chancellor Gray-Little spoke at the official opening of the BEST Building.
Mon, 02/27/2012
This winter you may have noticed some Kansas Athletics billboards around the Kansas City area stating, “We are Kansas City.” These billboards featured enduring moments in the history of Jayhawk athletics in the city, but that sentiment is shared across the university, and by the tens of thousands of KU alumni who live in Kansas City and surrounding communities.
Mon, 02/13/2012
As the state’s flagship university, the University of Kansas has a responsibility to contribute to the health, vitality and prosperity of our state. Included in that mission is encouraging the commercialization of KU discoveries.
Thu, 02/09/2012
Chancellor Gray-Little was the featured speaker at Fort Leavenworth’s Black History Month luncheon. In her remarks, she discussed the role the United States military has played in the civil rights movement as the nation seeks to uphold the "highest standards of democracy."
Tue, 02/07/2012
Chancellor Bernadette Gray-Little testified to the House Education Budget Committee about KU’s aspirations for the future. She also discussed how Governor Brownback’s recommended budget would help advance KU’s mission of educating leaders, building healthy communities, and making discoveries that change the world.
Tue, 01/31/2012
In November, I wrote to you about the duty we each have as human beings to immediately report to law enforcement any abuse or sexual assault of a child, including reports you receive from others. I also told you we were examining university policies to codify that responsibility for our employees.
Thu, 01/19/2012
Chancellor Gray-Little delivered one of the keynote addresses at the National Council of Entrepreneurial Tech Transfer’s University Startups Conference in Washington, DC. In her remarks, she highlighted the progress KU is making in the delivery of discoveries to the public, and the ways KU is using research to create jobs and grow the economy.
Tue, 01/17/2012
As our students were completing their finals last month, I was meeting with the Board of Regents to share the aspirations we have set for ourselves as a university, as well as outlining how we will achieve them.
Wed, 12/14/2011
The University of Kansas has bold aspirations for its future and how the university will benefit students, Kansans and the world, Chancellor Bernadette Gray-Little told the Board of Regents today.
Mon, 12/12/2011
Finals began today and the semester will soon come to a close. But before we turn our attention to spending time with loved ones during the break, I want look back over what has been an eventful and successful fall at the University of Kansas.
Mon, 11/28/2011
From climate change to shortages of vital resources like water and fuel, our world faces a range of challenges. How we as a university, nation, and society meet these challenges will determine the health, well-being and prosperity of not just our children and grandchildren, but all of us.
Mon, 11/14/2011
Next week we’ll celebrate Thanksgiving. Many will head home for the holiday, while many of our international students will be welcomed into the homes of local residents as part of the 57th annual Betty Grimwood Thanksgiving Homestay Program.
Fri, 11/11/2011
The University of Kansas Medical Center has undergone remarkable growth and progress during Executive Vice Chancellor Barbara Atkinson’s leadership. More Kansans are being treated by KU-educated health professionals, and more patients have access to new treatments discovered by KU researchers thanks to accomplishments at the medical center.
Thu, 11/10/2011
The shocking allegations of abuse at Penn State serve as a reminder to us all of the importance of reporting crimes and other offenses to the proper authorities, including law enforcement.
Fri, 11/04/2011
KU is dedicated to being recognized among the top-tier public international research universities. To achieve this goal, we must transform our institution in terms of effectiveness and efficiency. Our resources should be carefully dedicated to meeting our mission of educating future leaders, building healthy communities, and making discoveries that will change the world.

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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.

 

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