Flexibility - Lydia and Jim Wims
As one of our many “dual career” couples, Lydia and Jim Wims both work at the University of Kentucky: Jim serves Assistant Vice President for Student Affairs and Director of Residence Life and Lydia works as a Student Affairs Officer. Both clearly enjoy providing support for UK students, with Jim providing oversight and direction to the University’s residence hall and dining systems and Lydia offering personalized guidance. Active in their local church, Jim and Lydia also enjoy all types of music, including gospel. Jim and Lydia have two children: Greg, a Lexington police officer, and Ashley, a junior here at UK. Speaking of family, Jim and Lydia are quick to point out how supportive UK is of their work and family lives.
As Jim notes, “Even though my work is quite demanding at times, I appreciate the flexibility in being able to take time off, especially when it comes to traveling to Ohio where I get to check in on my 91 year old mother.”