Kansas University Senate Wants Public Chancellor Search

The University Senate at the University of Kansas wants the school’s search for a new chancellor to be more transparent.

The board on Thursday unanimously approved a resolution seeking public presentations and question-and-answer sessions with each finalist for the chancellor’s job.

The Lawrence Journal-World reports that the statement also urges the Kansas Board of Regents to include representatives of the university’s peer-elected student, faculty and staff senates on the chancellor search committee.

Regents representatives have previously said the selection process probably will be closed and the only name publicly announced will be when the chancellor is hired.

Current Chancellor Bernadette Gray-Little plans to step down next summer.  She has been chancellor since 2009.