KU Chancellor Search May be Closed

The Kansas Board of Regents hasn’t approved how the process to replace University of Kansas Chancellor Bernadette Gray-Little will proceed, but the search may be closed to the public.
Gray-Little announced last week she’s stepping down next summer.

Gray-Little was hired after a closed search. The Regents are also conducting a closed search for a new president of Kansas State University. A closed process means the public doesn’t learn about the candidates vying to become the university’s next leader.

Part of the reasoning for the closed process is that candidates likely hold leadership positions at other universities, and word they’re looking elsewhere could negatively affect them professionally.
But some say the process should be more open because the chancellor will lead a large public institution.

Associated Press information from: The Lawrence Journal-World