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Updated Principles, Next Steps

Student email: Dear Students, I’ve met this week with student leaders to discuss potential changes to the University’s rules and regulations.  This process will lead to a larger voice for students in guiding decisions about the life of our community. Based on the feedback I’ve received, I’m proposing revisions to the principles for change that I distributed to you last week.

Proposed Compensation Plan

None of the progress we make in advancing Kentucky is possible without our people. You take care of our state. We are working to take care of each other. 

Feedback reminder and legislative update

I hope you will take time early this week to provide feedback on ideas to strengthen shared governance at our university as part of our efforts to accelerate our progress in advancing Kentucky.

Honoring Sarah Bennett Holmes' legacy

Sarah Bennett Holmes was, by any definition, consequential. Today, we are continually reminded of her legacy — we see it in buildings and hallowed halls, awards and certificates. But it's the women of today who are the greatest stewards of all Sarah Bennett Holmes championed. 

Our Next Steps

President Capilouto sent messages to students, staff and faculty regarding proposed recommendations to the Governing Regulations revisions.  Students   Dear Students, Over the last few months, I’ve been discussing with our Board of Trustees and our campus community how our University can do even more to serve Kentucky.

Our Continued Partnership

I engaged yesterday with members of our community who participated in the monthly University Senate meeting. With this dialogue, I’ve now met hundreds of people across the expanse of our campus, in groups large and small, to talk about our institution’s future.

Legislative Update

I am writing to provide you with an update on the state legislative session underway in Frankfort, as several issues important to UK are moving quickly.

Opportunities for More Engagement and Feedback

This week, I will continue to engage with members of our community in conversations about how we strengthen shared governance to accelerate our efforts in advancing Kentucky. I’ve learned much from, and been inspired by, engaging with nearly 250 faculty, staff and students over the last several days. Our people are devoted to our campus and our mission.

What I’m Hearing from You

As of this afternoon, I’ve met with more than 240 people in more than a dozen meetings across our campus. I’ve listened to many perspectives about our structure and how we make decisions as a community. No matter the point of view, it is clear to me that we all share a fierce devotion to this place and our mission to advance this state.

A Time for Conversation, Reflection and Renewal

Campus Community, This week, I will be talking with — and listening to — hundreds of students and staff, faculty and deans as we think about an important question — how do we all share in the future progress of this community? Our Board of Trustees recently directed me and our community to recommend changes to our Governing Regulations with the goal of creating more clarity, rather than confusion, around the rules that help guide our work.