Speeches & presentations
Chancellor Girod's farewell remarks to the Class of 2019 at the 147th Commencement of the University of Kansas, as prepared for delivery.
Chancellor Girod shares his farewell remarks to the Class of 2018 at the 146th Commencement of the University of Kansas.
On April 20, Chancellor Girod was officially installed as the university's 18th chancellor. In his inaugural address, he discussed his vision and priorities for KU.
On April 4, Chancellor Girod delivered a presentation titled "The University of Kansas: Kansas City's research university" at the KCK Chamber annual meeting. The Chancellor focused on the university's Edwards and medical center campuses, as well as KU's partnership with the University of Kansas Health System.
Chancellor Douglas A. Girod delivered remarks at Opening Convocation, his first since being named chancellor earlier this year.
Chancellor Gray-Little delivered welcome remarks at the 2017 International Association for Social Science Information Services and Technology conference in Lawrence.
The James F. Patterson Land-Grant University Lecture brings a national leader to The Ohio State University to discuss the role of land-grant universities in an ever-changing world.
Chancellor Gray-Little visited the Kansas African American Museum in Wichita to discuss the unique challenges that women face in the workforce, particularly in the STEM fields.
The theme of this year’s conference – “Policy Implications Now and in the Future” – is especially intriguing to me. Just as we’re all living with decisions of our predecessors, policy decisions we make today can have enormous economic implications for future generations.
Chancellor Bernadette Gray-Little welcomed new and returning Jayhawks during the 151th Convocation of the University of Kansas.
Chancellor Gray-Little delivered a farewell address to the Class of 2016 at the 144th Commencement of the University of Kansas.
KU is proud to host this conversation on the intersection of race and immigration — two of the most important and divisive issues the world faces. Our university appreciates this opportunity to showcase our commitment to being a leader in tackling key issues of our time.
Chancellor Bernadette Gray-Little hosted a ceremony to rename the Arts and Design Building as "E. Laurence Chalmers Hall" to honor the legacy of our 11th chancellor.
Chancellor Bernadette Gray-Little welcomed new and returning Jayhawks during the 150th Convocation of the University of Kansas. She described KU's sesquicentennial as an opportunity to reflect both on KU's history and its role in shaping the future, and she urged students to challenge themselves and take advantage of the university's community of scholars.
Chancellor Gray-Little shares her farewell remarks to the Class of 2015 at the 143rd Commencement of the University of Kansas.
President Barack Obama visited the University of Kansas on January 22, 2015 to give a speech at the Anschutz Sports Pavilion. Prior to the President's remarks, Chancellor Gray-Little welcomed the crowd of more than 7,000 people.
Chancellor Gray-Little updated the members of the Kansas Board of Regents on the progress of the Bold Aspirations strategic plan, as well as providing updates on enrollment and on projects to enhance the university's campuses. You can view her presentation slides here and read the full Year 3 report at boldaspirations.ku.edu.
Chancellor Bernadette Gray-Little welcomed new and returning Jayhawks during the 149th Convocation of the University of Kansas. She outlined the possibilities available to students, and urged them to be active members of the academic community.
Chancellor Gray-Little called on graduates to "always strive to be something bigger than your selfie" during her farewell to the Class of 2014 at the University of Kansas' 142nd Commencement.
Chancellor Gray-Little joined area leaders to celebrate the 5th anniversary of the establishment of the Johnson County Education and Research Triangle. Among other successes, JCERT has led to the creation of the KU Clinical Research Center in Fairway and an expansion of degree offerings at the KU Edwards Campus in Overland Park.
Chancellor Gray-Little was the featured speaker at the Greater Wichita Ministerial League's citywide Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Celebration. She spoke of the continued need to work for opportunity if we are to achieve both justice and peace.
Kansas legislators concluded a tour of the state's higher education institutions with visits to the University of Kansas Medical Center and University of Kansas. During the visit to KUMC, Chancellor Gray-Little welcomed them before answering questions during a two hour Q&A session.
During her remarks to the university's 148th Opening Convocation, Chancellor Bernadette Gray-Little welcomed new Jayhawks and connected the themes of this year's Common Book with the expectations the university has for its students.
Chancellor Gray-Little concluded the 2013 Commencement ceremony with the traditional farewell to the graduating class, discussing what it means to be a Jayhawk.
Chancellor Gray-Little participated in a panel entitled "Enabling Breakthroughs in Sustainability Science" organized by the Council for Scientific Society Presidents. During her remarks, she focused on the need for better communication about the benefits of the various sustainability-related projects underway around the world.
Chancellor Gray-Little welcomed the attendees of the Consortium of Humanities Centers and Institutes 2013 Annual Meeting during remarks at The Commons.
In her first Opening Convocation address, Chancellor Bernadette Gray-Little talked about her life and career, and set out her priorities for her time as KU's 17th chancellor.