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Accelerating Our Progress to Advance Kentucky

We are a community that cares. We are a community committed to advancing Kentucky. We can best continue — and expand — those efforts and deepen that commitment even further by investing in a sustained way to support the people who do the work. 

Call for Nominations - Search Advisory Committee for VP for Land-Grant Engagement and Dean of M-G CAFE

As you may know, Vice President and Dean Nancy Cox has notified us of her plans to retire from the university, upon the hiring of her replacement including transition time.  We are deeply appreciative of Vice President and Dean Cox for her unwavering service, dedication and leadership to both the university and the Commonwealth of Kentucky.

Moving forward, accelerating efforts to advance Kentucky

Together, we have accomplished so much over the last decade — record numbers of students enrolled, new milestones in graduation and retention rates and a continued expansion of our health care, research and service missions. We are doing more for our state than ever before. But our work is not done. Our Board of Trustees has asked us to examine thoughtfully how we can find ways to do and be more for the state.

UK Board Unequivocally Supports President Capilouto’s Leadership

As you know, the Board of Trustees asked President Eli Capilouto and the campus to focus on accelerating our progress in advancing Kentucky.  Among the five areas we directed President Capilouto and campus to address included a focus on more responsiveness — examining our rules and regulations and how they position UK for success.

Celebrating Our Graduates and a Transformational Year

More than 4,300 students crossed the stage to receive diplomas, signifying a personal achievement and prepared to live their lives. UK conferred more than 5,700 degrees overall (click here to watch an interview I conducted with some of our graduates). That diploma is our promise of passage — the next step in a journey that we hope holds success in a career or chosen pursuit, and, as always, a life of meaning and purpose.

Next steps in process to revise our rules and regulations

Last Friday, the University of Kentucky Board of Trustees gave initial approval, following a first reading, to a series of revisions to our Governing Regulations (GRs). This is part of a process to revise our rules and regulations to help us better align our community and accelerate our collective efforts to advance Kentucky.

Board gives initial approval to revisions to UK’s Governing Regulations

Today was a remarkable day in the life of our university. Our Board of Trustees gave approval to two items that speak to our commitment to partnership and the idea that now is the time for us to accelerate our progress in advancing this state.

Message to Staff: Proposed Revisions to our GRs and ARs

Dear Staff,  I apologize for writing to you late on a Friday. But we’ve been working intently this week to finalize proposed revisions to our most important rules and regulations that we will take to the Board of Trustees next week. I wanted you to have the latest in proposed revisions as soon as they were available.

Message to Students: Proposed Revisions to our GRs and ARs

Dear Students, I apologize for writing to you late on a Friday. But we’ve been working intently this week to finalize proposed revisions to our most important rules and regulations that we will take to the Board of Trustees next week. I wanted you to have the latest in proposed revisions as soon as they were available. In fact, over the last two months, I’ve been asked several times why are we spending so much time working on revisions to rules and regulations? Why, in other words, is this so important? 

Message to Faculty: Proposed Revisions to our GRs and ARs

I apologize for writing to you late on a Friday. But we’ve been working intently this week to finalize proposed revisions to our most important rules and regulations that we will take to the Board of Trustees next week. I wanted you to have the latest revisions as soon as they were available. As I’ve talked with many of you over the last two months, I’ve been asked more than once why there seems to be such urgency in considering changes to our governance structure and many of our Governing Regulations.