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Logo of Office of LGBTQ* Resources

Office of LGBTQ* Resources
The Office for Institutional Diversity is proud to welcome Lance Poston as director for the newly formed Office of LGBTQ* Resources. Lance joined the University of Kentucky family in May 2015 as the inaugural Director of LGBTQ* Resources. Born in the US South, Lance is excited to be back in the land of sweet tea and delicious potato salad. He received an undergraduate degree from Presbyterian College and a master's degree in history from Ohio University (OU). Before becoming a Wildcat, he was a faculty member in the Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Program at OU where he is also a PhD Candidate in history. Lance is a trained oral historian with research interests in the intersections of race, religion, and sexuality in the US

With the creation of this program, UK will continue to fucos its efforts to create a more inclusive, diverse environment for all students, faculty and staff. For more information, please visit the Office of LGBTQ* Resources website.


UK Martin Luther King Center Hosts Dialogue on Stereotype Threat
As part of its Lunch & Learn series, the UK MLK Center brought in UK President Eli Capilouto and UK Vice President for Institutional Diversity Judy "J.J." Jackson to lead a discussion on stereotype threat. The event took place Dec. 10, 2014 in the UK Student Center's Worsham Theater.

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Gerald Smith Named Newest Anderson Laureate
At Kentucky’s recent 28th Annual Equal Employment Opportunity Conference, the Commonwealth’s Personnel Cabinet Secretary Tim Longmeyer and Arthur Lucas, executive director of the state Office of Diversity and Equality, presented the annual Charles W. Anderson Laureate Award to Gerald L. Smith, associate professor of history in the University of Kentucky College of Arts and Sciences.

Anderson Laureates, the highest honor bestowed by the Kentucky Personnel Cabinet, are given to individuals recognized for significant contributions to equal opportunity in their communities.

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