Saturday, August 08, 2015

Director of the Office of Institutional Opportunity and Access

The University of Kansas is the largest public university in the state. It's on the national radar for medical research and a basketball team, and the putative education it provides to almost 30,000 students is probably noteworthy.

Bernadette Gray-Little does not appear to consider any of these things worthy of perpetual repetition in her capacity as chancellor, though. Here is the e-mail signature of the current chancellor of KU (verified from multiple sources over a period of time):

Bernadette Gray-Little

The University of Kansas prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, ethnicity, religion, sex, national origin, age, ancestry, disability, status as a veteran, sexual orientation, marital status, parental status, gender identity, gender expression, and genetic information in the university's programs and activities. The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies: Director of the Office of Institutional Opportunity and Access,, 1246 West Campus Road, Room 153A, Lawrence, KS 66045, 785-864-6414, TTY 711.
My interaction with officious academia has been minimal over the last several years so for all I know this has become standard practice or maybe something that has become legally mandated in some capacity. Even if it's not (yet), it will be.

Parenthetically, it's good to see that we're no longer lumping people who suffer oppression due to gender identity with those who are oppressed on account of gender expression. It's about damned time!

Not discriminated against on the basis of status as a veteran


Anonymous said...

good noticing!
these pompous academic windbags could just shorten their email "footers" to:
"The University of Kansas prohibits discrimination." period. end of sentence.
better to leave off the last paragraph listing all the things they can't notice/discriminate against/between, etc.

most academics have imbibed the kool-aid (or they don't even notice anymore) b/c that's where their paychecks come from. the academic world has become much less like the real world over the last 25 years - it's turned into overt multicultural pandering - now with added gender identity/gender expression!

elmer said...

She probably gave up a lucrative law career to serve the community like this. Not just anybody can be a Diversity and Inclusion Coordinator.

silly girl said...

How about the fact that the statement of non-discrimination is a bald-faced lie.

They certainly discriminate in favor of women and blacks, and against whites, Asians, poor residents of Kansas. Do you think a poor Kansas boy with the same grades as a Chinese kid paying full international rate is going to get that seat that Kansas tax themselves to provide him? How about the poor Kansas white boy v. the poor Kansas black girl? The University of Kansas discriminates on the basis of gender, race, ancestry, yada yada all day long. If they didn't their gender and ethnic ratios would look like Colorado School of Mines.

Anonymous said...

for all I know this lady is perfectly nice. However, the way people gush over black candidates that approach competence just makes it really hard to tell. I found this article on her:

This line in particular is just LOL funny:

"Bernadette also has the true leader’s capacity to give responsibility to others."

I think it is pretty well known that leaders cannot delegate responsibility, only authority, but who knows post modernity and its witch hunts may be changing all that.

jjbees said...

Every day is another day where a white ethnostate looks like a better and better option.

Dan said...

I looked at her staff wondered where I'd seen this before....

Ah, yes...

Audacious Epigone said...


I'm waiting for something like "intellectual capability" or "cognitive capacity" to be included in the list.


It is inspiring to see someone retard her own advancement for the good of Kansans!

Silly Girl,

Yeah, grasping the idea of opportunity cost is crucial here, but of course it doesn't get pointed out. My company recently had a women's leadership conference going on where female employees from different cities were invited (at company expense) to come together to hash out ways to increase female representation at various levels in the corporation. Fortunately, the memo matter-of-factly ensured everyone that this wouldn't have any negative effect on the career prospects of male employees! I'm not making that up.


So is this paragraph:

"James was surprised at what happened after Robert Shelton announced he was stepping down as executive vice chancellor and provost to become president of the University of Arizona. The standard procedure was to name an interim provost and then launch a national search for a permanent replacement. But when James began floating names in a meeting of the vice chancellors, Bill Roper interrupted him. Why don’t we just cut to the chase? he asked. We can have a full-blown national search, and six to nine months from now, Bernadette Gray-Little will be provost. Why not just name her now?

Everyone in the room agreed."


At some point the golden goose either secures itself or gets killed.


Hah, nice work.

Sam said...

Perhaps college would be a little more affordable if every campus didn't have $500K worth of diversity coordinators on the staff.