Bernadette Gray-Little, Chancellor, The University of Kansas

Bernadette Gray-Little, Chancellor, The University of Kansas

BernadetteChancellor Bernadette Gray-Little has bold aspirations for the University of Kansas.  Since arriving at KU in 2009, Gray-Little has focused on advancing KU’s mission of lifting students and society far above by educating leaders, building healthy communities, and making discoveries that change the world. Through the Bold Aspirations strategic plan, KU will achieve recognition as a top-tier public international research university.  In fall 2013, Gray-Little was named to the Board of Directors of the Association of American Universities (AAU), the executive committee of the Association of Public and Land-Grant Universities (APLU), and is an invited member of the Council of Foreign Relations.  Prior to becoming KU’s 17th Chancellor, Gray-Little held several leadership positions at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, including executive vice chancellor and provost. She received her B. A. from Marywood College (Scranton, PA) and an M. S. and Ph.D. in psychology from St. Louis University. As part of a Fulbright Foundation fellowship, she conducted postdoctoral research in cross-cultural psychology in Denmark.  She has also been a Social Science Research Council Fellow and a recipient of a Ford Foundation Senior Scholar Fellowship through the National Research Council.