Booker T. Jones

A celebration for Chancellor Bernadette Gray-Little

University of Kansas students, faculty and staff are invited to a celebration of Chancellor Bernadette Gray-Little on May 4 at the Lied Center.

The event will begin at 5 p.m. with barbeque and ice cream outside the Lied Center, followed by a 7 p.m. concert by Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee and soul music legend Booker T. Jones. The reception and concert are both free to the KU community. Tickets will be required for the concert.

“Chancellor Gray-Little has overseen a transformation of the University of Kansas and guided the institution to unprecedented successes in her eight years here,” said Tim Caboni, vice chancellor for public affairs. “This event will be an opportunity to celebrate her achievements and thank her for her leadership. We invite the entire KU community to join us for some good food, some incredible live music, and a chance to wish Chancellor Gray-Little the best as she begins the next chapter in her life and career.”

In September 2016, Chancellor Gray-Little announced she would step down in summer 2017. “It has been an honor to lead the University of Kansas,” Chancellor Gray-Little said at the time of her announcement. “Leading this remarkable institution is a privilege I always will cherish, and I’m grateful to the entire KU community for believing in our mission.” 

Ticket information

Students, faculty and staff may obtain up to four concert tickets with a valid KU ID. All tickets are for reserved seats in the Lied Center.

Tickets are available at the Lied Center box office, the Executive Vice Chancellor’s office at KU Medical Center, and the Regents Center front desk at the Edwards Campus. Tickets must be obtained in person. Tickets may not be obtained on the phone or via email.

Depending on availability, tickets will be available to the public after April 21.