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Expanding the university’s impact through partnerships, acquisitions, new initiatives with schools, governments, non-profits, industry and corporations that enhance UK’s ability to meet the state’s needs through its mission of education, research, service and care.

Work Group Members

  1. Rob Edwards (UK HealthCare) co-facilitator
  2. Nancy Cox (Martin-Gatton College of Agriculture, Food and Environment) co-facilitator
  3. Heath Price (Partnerships)
  4. Jake Lemon (Philanthropy)
  5. Mitch Barnhart (Athletics)
  6. George Ward (Economic Development)
  7. Taunya Phillips (Office of Technology Commercialization)
  8. Laura Stephenson (Martin-Gatton College of Agriculture, Food and Environment)
  9. Najiya Clayborn (College of Fine Arts, Student Government Association Representative)
  10. Justin Nichols (College of Education, University Senate Representative)
  11. Ryan Farley (Cooperative Extension Field Services – Woodford County Extension Service, Staff Senate Representative)
  12. Recorder: Jay Blanton (PR and Strategic Communications)
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OneUK Launched January 17, 2024

OneUK was created to deepen relationships with strategic industry partners, including Appalachian Regional Healthcare (ARH), Fischer Homes and Valvoline. UK has also partnered with public and private sector companies that can help address local challenges to growth, such as Apple, Fidelity and more. In addition, UK will host an upcoming partnership summit to discuss innovation and employer needs on the horizon.