The University of Kansas should look for a new chancellor who is courageous and committed to combating sexual assault, based on recommendations from university faculty and administrators.
The Lawrence Journal-World reported that about 40 people attended an open forum at the Kansas Union on Tuesday to help the Kansas Board of Regents gather input for the KU chancellor search.
KU Chancellor Bernadette Gray-Little announced last year that she will step down at the end of this school year. The Kansas Board of Regents has said it expects to have a new chancellor hired by July 1.
According to the Journal-World report, other characteristics that those in attendance said should also be considered in the search process include hiring a leader who is politically savvy and understands complex relationships within academia, and one who is able to create excitement about higher education and secure funding.