In a press release, Bernadette Gray-Little said she intends to step down as Chancellor next summer.
“KU always has been a special place with remarkable people and an instinctive spirit to change our world for the better,” the press release said. “It has been an honor to lead the University of Kansas and serve as your chancellor.”
She added that now is ‘an ideal time’ for the University to identify a new leader, as the Kansas Board of Regents has a full academic year to appoint a new chancellor.
Gray-Little said in her release the University still has ‘much work to do as an institution,’ until she steps down at the end of spring, including: improving the retention rate, persistence and graduation rates, and enhancing the research enterprise.
Gray-Little has served in her current roll for the past seven years. During her time at the University of Kansas, Gray-Little has completed projects such as the $1.6 billion Far Above campaign, as well as overseeing the redevelopment of the Central District.
The full press release: