University of Kansas Chancellor Bernadette Gray-Little’s comments on the governor’s budget:
"These are extremely challenging budget times for Kansas and require that we redouble our efforts in making sure every dollar received is put to good use. The top-to-bottom efficiency measures KU is implementing are critical in helping ensure that all of our financial resources – tuition dollars, state revenues and private donations – are well-spent.
"The governor's budget recognizes that we can't have a pro-growth strategy in Kansas without investments in our universities. Further, we are heartened by the recognition of the vital role the University of Kansas Medical Center plays in training doctors and other health professionals throughout Kansas. The recommendation in his budget allowing us to train additional physicians for Kansas is of critical importance to all Kansans. And the state budget funds identified for this project will be matched with private sector dollars and university investments.
"Providing a strong health workforce for Kansas is a fundamental and unique responsibility of the University of Kansas, and in that regard, we look forward to working to meet the challenges ahead."