The north star that guides everything we do at the University of Kentucky must be to advance Kentucky — from its economy to its health and from its culture to its levels of educational attainment so critical to progress.
The UK Board of Trustees approved a new Strategic Plan that will serve as a roadmap for our progress together.
It clearly articulates for our campus — and all those who invest in and care about this special place — how we are working to advance the Commonwealth.
These principles will serve as the foundation of how UK will operationalize honoring its mission as a land-grant institution in the 21st century.
Strategic Plan Team Rosters
View a list of individuals on the team for each Strategic Plan principle.
The University of Kentucky is a public, land grant university dedicated to improving people’s lives through excellence in education, research and creative work, service and health care. As Kentucky's flagship institution, the university plays a critical leadership role by promoting diversity, inclusion, economic development and human well-being.
The University of Kentucky:
Facilitates learning, informed by scholarship and research.
Expands knowledge through research, scholarship and creative activity.
Serves a global community by disseminating, sharing and applying knowledge.
The University, as the flagship institution, plays a critical leadership role for the Commonwealth by contributing to the economic development and quality of life within Kentucky’s borders and beyond. The University nurtures a diverse community characterized by fairness and equal opportunity.
Past Strategic Plan
The University of Kentucky's strategic plan for 2015 to 2020 included five important objectives.
1. Undergraduate Student Success
2. Graduate Education
3. Diversity and Inclusivity
4. Research and Scholarship
5. Outreach and Community Engagement