RECOGNIZING KU CHANCELLOR BERNADETTE GRAY-LITTLE; Congressional Record Vol. 162, No. 145
(House of Representatives - September 26, 2016)

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            RECOGNIZING KU CHANCELLOR BERNADETTE GRAY-LITTLE

  (Mr. YODER asked and was given permission to address the House for 1 
minute and to revise and extend his remarks.)
  Mr. YODER. Mr. Speaker, as a proud Jayhawk, I rise today to recognize 
a great leader for the State of Kansas who has made a positive impact 
on the lives of many fellow Kansans--KU Chancellor Bernadette Gray-
Little.
  Last week, Chancellor Gray-Little announced her retirement in 2017, 
and I wanted to recognize some of the major accomplishments during her 
tenure at KU.
  From day one, she set aggressive goals through her Bold Aspirations 
initiative to advance the university into the 21st century as a leader 
in education and research. It was a great success, leading to KU being 
designated as a National Cancer Institute and working towards a 
Comprehensive Cancer Center designation. The KU Alzheimer's Disease 
Center also received national designation from the National Institute 
on Aging.
  As someone who utilized both student loans and Pell grants, I was 
greatly appreciative of her vocal support for these programs to help 
every student achieve their dreams regardless of income level.
  Today, on behalf of the United States Congress, I would like to thank 
Chancellor Gray-Little for her leadership and service to our beloved 
Jayhawk community and wish her and her husband, Shade, well in their 
next endeavors.
  Rock Chalk, Jayhawks.

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