University of Kentucky - Top 20 Business Plan
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In 1997, the Kentucky General Assembly mandated that the University of Kentucky become a Top 20 public research university by 2020. In directing Kentucky's flagship university to achieve this ambitious goal, the General Assembly did not provide specific definition to this mandate or the steps required to accomplish it. Former UK President Lee T. Todd, Jr. directed the development of a Top 20 Business Plan to identify measures of change and success and the financial and capital framework necessary to reach the specific targets. When the UK Board of Trustees adopted the Business Plan in December 2005, UK became the first public institution to develop and begin implementing a detailed roadmap to a specified, long-term goal.


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Updated June 29, 2011 by Chuck Ham