The University of Kansas has hired a part-time driver for its chancellor, Bernadette Gray-Little, to help her use her time on the road for work.
The Lawrence Journal-World reports the driver will work as needed to take Gray-Little to and from out-of-town appointments. Those will mainly include trips to KU Medical Center, located about 40 miles from Lawrence in Kansas City, Kan., and the Edwards Campus in Overland Park.
The idea came from the Kansas Board of Regents, which has been studying ways to help the heads of the state’s public universities use their time more productively.
Gray-Little’s driver will be Robin Moore, a retired Douglas County sheriff’s deputy. He will be paid $20 an hour.
The chancellor will still drive herself around Lawrence and on some out-of-town trips.