University of Kentucky Parent Association


Dear UK Parents and Families,

Welcome to the University of Kentucky! We are so pleased that your student has chosen UK and that you are a part of the Wildcat Family! The UK Parent Association is here to help you and your family throughout your student's undergraduate career. With timely programs and publications, the Parent Association will let you know what is happening on campus and what opportunities are available to help your student enhance his or her experience at UK. We are the only organization on campus solely dedicated to the needs of UK parents and families!

Much like the PTA, the UK Parent Association is a dues-based organization. While all parents and guardians of UK undergraduates can seek assistance from the Parent Association staff, participate in Family Weekend, and access the Parent Association website, there are some benefits available only to current members. Join today, and support your UK student for just a few dollars a month! Please browse the links on the left for more detailed information about UKPA services and how you can join the Parent Association.

Whenever you have a question or concern, you can turn to the Parent Association for help. We realize that UK is a large campus and can be confusing for those who are not familiar with its structure. When you contact the Parent Association, you can be assured that your question will be answered in a timely manner or you will be referred to the campus office that can best answer your question. You can reach the Parent Association Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. by calling (859) 257-6597 or e-mailing You can also find us on Facebook ( and Twitter ( Do not hesitate to contact us whenever we can be of assistance.

With best wishes on behalf of the UK Parent Association,

Nancy Stephens

Assistant Director of New Student and Parent Programs
Parent Association Coordinator

Nancy Stephens has worked in the University of Kentucky's Office of New Student & Parent Programs since 2002. A native of Lexington, she holds a bachelor's degree in history from Centre College and a master's degree in higher education from UK. In addition to her work with the Parent Association, Nancy also assists with the coordination of K Week, the fall welcome week for new students, advises the K Book student editorial board, teaches UK 101, and is active in campus life. Nancy and her husband enjoy playing with their young son, traveling, cheering on the Cats, and spending time with family and friends.