Kansas lawmakers Wednesday honored outgoing University of Kansas Chancellor Bernadette Gray-Little. They credited her with improving the infrastructure on campus, boosting the school's engineering programs and helping earn the KU Cancer Center a National Cancer Institute designation.
“Thank you for all you have given to us these past eight years. You will never be forgotten at the University of Kansas,” said Republican Senator Vicki Schmidt.
Democratic Senator Laura Kelly said Gray-Little led KU through some tough budgetary years.
“Working through the appropriations process for many of the years the chancellor was here was painful, and she stood strong,” said Kelly.
Gray-Little will step down this summer. The Kansas Board of Regents has chosen Doug Girod, the head of the KU Medical Center, to take over the top job.