The has announced a gift of $2 million from an anonymous alumna to establish the first counseling psychology professorship in its .
Awarded as part of the university's capital campaign, Far Above: The Campaign for Kansas, the gift will endow a professorship within the KU department of counseling psychology, which trains generalists to engage in a variety of activities, from clinical treatment to academic research. According to Rick Ginsberg, the school's dean of education, the donor made the gift because she had received a "great" education at KU and wanted to help provide opportunities for future generations.
"The University of Kansas is home to an outstanding school of education, and this gift will help us further enhance its quality in meeting needed mental health services across the state and nation," said university chancellor Bernadette Gray-Little. "It is gratifying that the donor's experience at KU was so rewarding that she would so generously give back to our students and university."