The University of Kentucky was created to advance this state — its health, its economy and its quality of life. In the past decade, through its mission of education, research, service and care, the university has been striving to meet the needs of Kentucky through growth — educating and graduating more students, moving enrollment to record levels, treating and healing the largest number of patients in our history with a continued emphasis on advanced subspeciality care and expanding a research capacity focused on the state’s most significant challenges and opportunities. In fact, the momentum that has occurred in higher education in the Commonwealth over the last decade — in terms of overall degrees, degrees among students of color and from lower-income households — has been fueled and driven by the University of Kentucky.
Utilizing UK’s Strategic Plan — the UK-PURPOSE — as a framework and guide, the Board of Trustees directs the president to focus the university’s expansive capacity and commitment on accelerating efforts to advance Kentucky — its economy, the health and welfare of its citizens and its quality of life through a plan that ensures: more educated Kentuckians, more readiness, more partnerships, more employee recruitment and retention, more responsiveness.
You can read the full chairman's recommendation (CR1) from the Board of Trustees here.