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UK SELECTS NEW VICE PRESIDENT
FOR STUDENT AFFAIRS

By Ralph Derickson

 

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"We're thrilled to have her (Patricia S. Terrell) join the UK team, and we believe she will be capable of continuing the excellent work on behalf of the students at UK that they enjoyed under Jim Kuder's leadership."

-- Michael Nietzel,
UK acting provost

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June 11, 2002 (Lexington, Ky.) -- Patricia S. Terrell, a vice president at Utah State University, has been selected as the new vice president for student affairs at the University of Kentucky, pending approval of her appointment at the August Board of Trustees meeting.

Terrell is vice president for student services and adjunct faculty in the Utah College of Business Department of Human Resources Management. She replaces James M. Kuder who retires at the end of June as UK associate provost for student affairs.

A native Kentuckian, Terrell earned a bachelor of science degree in education and a master's in education from the University of Louisville She earned a doctorate in education from the University of Kentucky. Terrell still has several family ties in Kentucky.

Prior to her current position at Utah State University, she was vice president for student services and dean of academic support services.

Before going to Utah, Terrell was associate vice president for student affairs and dean of student life at Southern Methodist University from 1989 to 1997. From 1974 to 1989, she was assistant vice president for student affairs at the University of Louisville.

Michael T. Nietzel, UK acting provost, said 100 candidates, representing a broad and experienced national pool, applied for the UK position. Terrell was one of two candidates invited to interview at UK.

"While she was here for interviews," Nietzel said, "Dr. Terrell earned great respected and endorsements from faculty, staff and students as well as community leaders."

Nietzel added, "We're thrilled to have her join the UK team, and we believe she will be capable of continuing the excellent work on behalf of the students at UK that they enjoyed under Jim Kuder's leadership."


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