After eight years of exemplary leadership of the University of Kansas, Chancellor Bernadette Gray-Little has announced her intention to step down at the conclusion of the current academic year.  As a result, the Kansas Board of Regents announces a nationwide search to recruit the university’s 18th Chancellor.

Opened in 1866, the University of Kansas is recognized as one of the finest public research universities in the country and is a member of the Association of American Universities (AAU).  KU enrolls over 28,000 students, employs more than 2,100 faculty members, and has an annual operating budget of $1.2 billion.

Considered one of the most beautiful campuses in the nation, KU's main campus occupies 1,000 acres on and around Mount Oread in Lawrence, a community of 88,500 located among the forested hills of eastern Kansas.  The University also includes the KU Medical Center in Kansas City, Kansas; the Edwards Campus in Overland Park; School of Medicine campuses in Wichita and Salina; and educational and research facilities throughout the state.

Reporting to the Kansas Board of Regents, the Chancellor is the chief executive officer of the university and is responsible for executing its mission in the most effective manner.  [Additional information about the University is available at]

The Board of Regents and Chancellor Search Committee seek candidates who have demonstrated exemplary leadership.  It is expected that candidates will have impeccable integrity, strategic vision, a high energy level, excellent interpersonal and communication skills, and everyday common sense.  The best candidates will be individuals of stature who have a keen understanding of higher education, a passion for educating students, and a proven respect and appreciation for a world-class faculty.

While applications and nominations will be accepted until a new Chancellor is selected, interested parties are encouraged to submit their materials to the address below by March 30 to ensure optimal consideration.

KU Chancellor Search
R. William Funk & Associates
2911 Turtle Creek Boulevard, Suite 300
Dallas, Texas 75219

Fax:  214/523-9067

~The Kansas Board of Regents is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.~