LAWRENCE - Chancellor Bernadette Gray-Little and Shade Keys Little are the recipients of the KU School of Education Friends of Education Award. They were nominated for the award by members of School of Education’s faculty and administration for their distinguished record of professional leadership, service and support of education in Kansas.
“During their years in Lawrence, Shade Little and Bernadette Gray-Little have been strong supporters of PK-12 education and the work of the School of Education,” said Dean Rick Ginsberg. “Through the Chancellor’s leadership at KU, connections to schools all across Kansas have been strengthened. Faculty have been encouraged to work with local schools. She has been a great spokesperson for all education in Kansas. Both Shade and Bernadette have personally been involved with the Lawrence Public Schools, and Shade has worked with Big Brothers and Big Sisters, helping children through their educational years. The School of Education is proud to honor Shade Keys Little and Bernadette Gray-Little as this year’s Friends of Education.”
Gray-Little, the 17th chancellor of the University of Kansas, has announced she will step down from the position in summer 2017. Since arriving at the University of Kansas in 2009, Chancellor Gray-Little has advanced KU’s mission of lifting students and society by educating leaders, building healthy communities, and making discoveries that change the world.
Through the Bold Aspirations strategic plan, KU has changed the way it prepares students, fosters research and scholarship across all disciplines, and shares the benefits of a flagship university with the state and world.