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UK’s New Vice President for Philanthropy and Alumni Engagement

I am pleased to announce that Jake Lemon has accepted the position of Vice President for Philanthropy and Alumni Engagement at the University of Kentucky.

Our commitment to campus safety and response to legislation

We deeply respect the challenging and important work of legislators. It is in that context that we are already communicating directly with policymakers in the Kentucky General Assembly regarding our serious concerns about – and opposition to – legislation that, if passed, would allow concealed firearms on our campus.

A reminder of why we work to advance Kentucky

A little more than a year ago, tornadoes and straight-line winds cut a destructive path through much of Western Kentucky. A large swath of our Princeton Education and Research Center was caught in the storm’s rage.

UK ranked among the nation’s best employers

This week, Forbes magazine announced that it has ranked the University of Kentucky sixth out of 500 total companies on its America’s Best Large Employers list. We are second nationally in the education category.

Candidate for vice president for philanthropy and alumni engagement to visit campus Monday

I am excited to announce that a preferred candidate for the position of Vice President for Philanthropy and Alumni Engagement will visit our campus Monday, Feb. 20, for a series of meetings and discussions.

Honoring the contributions of our community

Black History Month is an important time to reflect on and be grateful for the invaluable contributions of members of our Black community — from activists and civil rights pioneers to leaders of industry, politics, science and culture.

Draft work location guidelines now available

Last April, a Work Location Workgroup was charged with providing recommendations on new remote work guidelines that can support our institutional mission and efforts to advance Kentucky. Since that time, the workgroup and a steering committee have spent countless hours researching and exploring ideas related to remote and hybrid work.

EVPHA search committee named

As we begin a national search for our next Executive Vice President for Health Affairs (EVPHA), it’s critical we have a search committee that represents the depth and breadth of our campus and understands how essential this enterprise is to what we do to advance Kentucky.

Supporting the success of our students

This spring, for the first time ever, more than 31,000 students were enrolled at the University of Kentucky at the start of the semester.

Celebrating MLK Day; Your safety and well-being

On Monday, thousands gathered downtown to march together and honor the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.