KU to welcome back Chancellor Gray-Little for building dedication ceremony Oct. 26


I am writing to invite you to a special event for our university community.

The University of Kansas will host a building dedication ceremony for Gray-Little Hall – named after former Chancellor Bernadette Gray-Little – at a celebration event at 4:30 p.m. on Oct. 26 in the building’s main auditorium.

I will have the distinct pleasure of hosting this event, introducing Chancellor Gray-Little for remarks and formally dedicating the building in her honor.

RSVPs are not required but are appreciated for planning purposes. If you plan to attend, please submit your RSVP here.

As some of you may recall, this is not the first time the KU community has been invited to a dedication ceremony for the building. In February 2020, we announced a dedication event would happen in April of that year. But less than three weeks after the announcement, states began implementing shutdowns due to COVID-19. And just like that, the dedication ceremony had the unfortunate distinction of becoming the first major KU ceremony canceled due to the pandemic.

In her time as our university’s leader, Chancellor Gray-Little guided KU to unprecedented success, elevated the university’s stature and transformed the way KU serves the state. Among her many accomplishments was the development of Gray-Little Hall, which provided KU with new research space at a crucial moment in the university’s history. Beyond her accomplishments, Chancellor Gray-Little led with a special grace that made her a role model for Jayhawks everywhere. We are thrilled to welcome her back for this ceremony, and we look forward to the opportunity to reflect on her leadership.

I hope to see you Oct. 26.



Douglas A. Girod