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Weekly Update

Taking care of our people is a pillar in our strategic plan, and it applies to our state as well as our campus. Part of our efforts include pay raises nine of the last 10 years for faculty and staff, four increases in starting wages since 2015 and a continued expansion of benefits while keeping low out-of-pocket costs.

Weekly update: We are Kentucky

When you work or study here day in and day out, it might be easy to forget just how tied we are to this state. But our presence is in every corner and crevice of the Commonwealth. Our fortunes and our futures are bound together.

Welcoming our students; remembering our responsibilities

In a few weeks, we will welcome a record first-year class of more than 6,000 students. Nothing is more central to our state’s progress than educating a skilled and diverse workforce and citizenry.

Supporting Eastern Kentucky

In the last two days, we have witnessed one of the most devastating flooding events in our state’s history.

Work Life Workgroup Update

A Work Location Workgroup was charged with researching, exploring ideas, and providing recommendations on how work location can support our institutional mission and efforts to advance the state. A steering committee was established to lead this initiative, and three workstreams were formed with broad campus representation, ensuring all voices are heard.

Mask Optional

Effective immediately, masks will be optional on our campus as will the use of plexiglass. This move does not apply to UK HealthCare facilities.

Weekly Update: Commencement and COVID-19 Safety Reminders

Today and tomorrow, our community will gather to celebrate the class of 2022. The UK Commencement Ceremonies are a testament to the compassion and commitment I see every day across our campus. These celebrations reflect our most profound promise: to prepare the next generation of scholars, workers, thinkers and builders.

Provost Robert DiPaola

I am very pleased to announce that Dr. Robert DiPaola has accepted the position of Provost at the University of Kentucky.

Weekly Update

It is that time of the semester: Our students are preparing for finals week, faculty are wrapping up their grading for this term and our staff are continuing their invaluable work on behalf of our mission as we close another academic year. All of these efforts are part of our most profound promise to advance Kentucky.

Next Steps in Provost Search

Dear Campus Community,  In the coming weeks, with input from faculty leaders, I plan to announce an acting provost, who will serve up to a one-year appointment in this critical position. The search for a permanent provost will commence in the fall and will include multiple finalists for public consideration.  I write to you today to explain more about the provost selection process and why I’ve concluded that this is the best path forward for the University of Kentucky at this time.