In fall 2016, Chancellor Bernadette Gray-Little announced that she would step down in summer 2017. At that point, the Kansas Board of Regents began the process of identifying the next KU chancellor.
The Kansas Board of Regents hired a search consultant to advise the process and in December 2016 announced a 24-member Chancellor Search Committee. The search committee presented a list of candidates to the full Board of Regents, which served as the selection committee. On May 25, 2017, the Regents announced Dr. Douglas A. Girod would be the 18th chancellor of the University of Kansas.
Applications and Nominations
The Kansas Board of Regents conducted a "closed search," which means that no candidates made official visits to campus, gave presentations, or were disclosed to the public throughout the selection process.
Chancellor Search Resources
The following items were created for chancellor candidates.
Chancellor Search Feedback (open until March 30, 2017)