LAWRENCE, Kan. (KSNW) — Bernadette Gray-Little, the 17th chancellor of the University of Kansas, has announced she will step down from the position in summer 2017.
Chancellor Gray-Little announced her plans to the Kansas Board of Regents recently and in a subsequent campus-wide email to the KU community.
The university, in conjunction with the Kansas Board of Regents, will announce details of the search process for Chancellor Gray-Little’s successor in the coming weeks.
Chancellor Gray-Little also holds the distinction of being the first female and first African-American chancellor in KU history.
Prior to becoming KU’s 17th chancellor, Gray-Little held leadership positions at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, including executive vice chancellor and provost.