University of Kansas Renames its Integrated Sciences Building for Bernadette Gray-Little

The University of Kansas will rename a premier research facility in honor of the chancellor who made it a reality. The university will rename its Integrated Science Building in honor of former Chancellor Bernadette Gray-Little, whose leadership from 2009-17 was instrumental to the building’s construction. The facility will officially be renamed Gray-Little Hall, effective in spring 2020.

The Integrated Science Building opened in 2018 and comprises approximately 280,000 square feet of space for teaching, learning and interdisciplinary research in chemistry, medicinal chemistry, physics, molecular biosciences, and related fields.

Dr. Gray-Little joined the faculty at the University of North Carolina in 1971 and rose to the positions of dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, executive vice chancellor, and provost. She became the 17th chancellor of the University of Kansas in 2009. She is the only woman to serve in that role. Dr. Gray-Little stepped down as chancellor after the 2016-17 academic year.

In addition to placing her name on a campus building, the university’s board of regents also voted to bestow upon Chancellor Gray-Little the title of Chancellor Emerita.

Dr. Gray-Little is a graduate of Marywood University in Scranton, Pennsylvania. She holds master’s and doctoral degrees from Saint Louis University.

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