Angie Martin, Vice President for Financial Planning and Chief Budget Officer
Martin earned her bachelor's degree in business administration with an accounting option at the University of Louisville. She earned her MBA from Xavier University. She is a certified public accountant. She came to UK after having served as vice president for finance at CPE and as associate vice president for planning and budget and director of internal audit at Morehead State University. In her most recent position, Martin coordinated the development of UK's Top 20 Business Plan, annual operating budgets, six-year capital plans and analysis of the university's administrative policies. She also coordinated institutional reporting of financial and budgetary information to outside agencies such as the Council on Postsecondary Education (CPE) and the Kentucky Legislative Research Commission.
Mary Vosevich, Vice President for Facilities Management and Chief Facilities Officer
Mary Vosevich has nearly 30 years of experience in facilities management at two previous universities. As the director of the physical plant department and vice president for Lobo Energy Inc. at the University of New Mexico, a flagship institution with more than 27,000 students on its main campus and more than 21,000 employees throughout the state, Mary oversaw gross building assets of $2.2 billion.
Mary also managed all the physical facilities at the University of New Mexico as well as a department of 500 staff with an annual budget of $70 million. Among many responsibilities, Mary led UNM's capital renewal and infrastructure projects, including Lobo Energy Inc., a $63 million business plan to upgrade campus utilities and infrastructure. She also led UNM's sustainability and conservation efforts, which have reduced energy consumption by 20 percent since 2008. The University of New Mexico received the Award for Excellence, APPA's most prestigious institutional award, recognizing outstanding achievement in facilities management.
She also has been a leader in a variety of professional and civic organizations, including serving as president of the APPA, the international association for educational facilities management.
Throughout her career in higher education, at both UNM and the University of Missouri - St. Louis, Mary has worked in virtually every facet of facilities management, including environmental, grounds, and transportation services. Mary has a bachelor's degree from the University of Missouri at Columbia and an MBA from the University of New Mexico.
Kim Wilson, Vice President for Human Resources and Chief Human Resources Officer
Kimberly P. Wilson became the Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer at the University of Kentucky in March 2004. Wilson oversees all aspects of University-wide Human Resources which includes employment, employee benefits, compensation, employee relations, training and development, records, health and wellness and work-life functions. She previously served as Chief of Staff to the Executive Vice President of Finance and Administration. Wilson joined the University of Kentucky as Human Resources Training and Development Manager in May 2002.
Prior to joining the University of Kentucky, Wilson worked for Reuters Group PLC for seven years. She initially joined as Senior Vice President of Human Resources for the Americas Division, based in New York City, and spent the last five years of her career with Reuters in Europe serving in senior management global human resources roles, with key accomplishments in the areas of leadership development and employee training.
Wilson received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Education from the University of Kentucky and Master of Business Administration from Rockhurst College.
Susan Krauss, Treasurer
Susan Krauss is the Treasurer at the University of Kentucky. In this role, Susan oversees management of the University’s financial functions including banking, cash management, debt, endowment, accounts payable, payroll, accounting and financial reporting. Susan joined the University of Kentucky in 1999 as the Manager of Treasury and Endowment Services and has served in various positions within the Office of the Treasurer. Susan received a B.S. in Accounting from the University of Kentucky and is licensed as a Certified Public Accountant. Prior to joining the University, Susan was a financial analyst for Lexmark International, Inc. and an audit manager for Coopers & Lybrand.
Brian T Nichols, Chief Information Officer
Brian Nichols has nearly 20-years of experience in a variety of leadership positions in higher education, holding a number of key positions including Chief IT Security and Policy Officer, Executive Director of Administrative Services and Risk Management, and in other roles in administration and finance, operations, information systems, user support, audit, disaster recovery, emergency operations, and telecommunications.
Prior to his current role, Nichols served as Associate Vice President (AVP) for Administration and Information Technology (IT) & CIO at Louisiana State University (LSU). In this capacity, he led a department with a $60 million budget and had oversight over enterprise-wide information technology at Louisiana’s flagship, public research campus.
Nichols holds a bachelor’s degree in Microbiology and a master’s degree in Management Information Systems from LSU. He holds key security certifications, including a CISSP (Certified Information Systems Security Professional) and CISM (Certified Information Security Manager) in addition to the CISA (Certified Information Systems Auditor), CIA (Certified Internal Auditor), CRMA (Certified in Risk Management Assurance), and CRISC (Certified in Risk and Information Systems Control) certifications. Nichols is involved in various other efforts in the higher education community, including EDUCAUSE, Internet2, and RUCC. He was a member of the 2008 Frye Leadership Institute held at Emory University.
Terry Allen, Associate Vice President for Institutional Equity
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A Kentucky native and graduate of the University of Kentucky College of Business and Economics, Mr. Terry Allen has led the UK Office of Institutional Equity and Equal Opportunity since 2003. Responsible for upholding the institution's commitment to equal opportunity in academic programs, employment, services and activities, he has worked extensively with academic colleges, UK HealthCare, and administrative units throughout campus. Mr. Allen has served as Chair of the UK Equal Opportunity Committee, co-chair of the Women's Leadership and Career Development Task Force, UK Institutional representative for equal opportunity and diversity to the Kentucky Council on Postsecondary Education Committee on Equal Opportunities, and representative of the university before many federal and state agencies. As a member of the Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday Planning committee, Mr. Allen coordinates the annual MLK Freedom March.
Mr. Allen has served in a variety of leadership roles since leaving the corporate world to join UK professional staff in 1983. Most recently, Mr. Allen served as the Interim Vice President of the Office for Institutional Diversity.
Penny Cox, Associate Vice President for Administration
Penny Cox has served as the Housing Project Implementation Director since June 2012. Penny began at UK in 1972 and ha
s 40+ years of progressively responsible positions throughout her career. A native of Barbourville, Kentucky, she earned both her bachelor’s degree and M.B.A. from the University of Kentucky.
She has served in numerous capacities at UK, including Associate Vice President for Information Technology, Assistant Dean for Administration in the College of Dentistry, Housing Director, Institutional Staff Officer, Senior Accountant, Executive Assistant, etc. prior to joining the EVPFA staff.
Anthany Beatty, Assistant Vice President for Public Safety and Finance and Administration Chief Diversity Officer
Beatty is a Lexington native who graduated from Henry Clay High School, then earned degrees from Eastern Kentucky University and Kentucky State University in Bachelor of Applied Science (B.A.Sc.) / Master of Public Administration, Law Enforcement Administration / Public Administration (Human Resources management), respectively. He was Lexington's first black police chief.
Bill Harris, Executive Director for Purchasing and Chief Procurement Officer
Bill Harris serves as the University of Kentucky’s Chief Procurement Officer. In this capacity he is responsible for directing all purchasing and contracting activities of the University with annual expenditures in excess of $600 million. He has more than 30 years of experience in overseeing procurement organizations. Prior to joining the University of Kentucky, Bill served as Chief Procurement Officer at the University of Missouri System.
Bill was an Adjunct Professor of Purchasing and Materials Management at Washburn University and he conducted statewide purchasing training seminars for local government officials on behalf of the Docking Institute of Public Affairs at Fort Hays State University. He is currently a faculty member conducting classes on purchasing for the College Business Management Institute (CBMI).
Bill is a Past President of the Board of Directors of the National Association of Educational Procurement (NAEP). The Universal Public Purchasing Certification Council has designated him as a Certified Public Purchasing Officer (CPPO).
Joe Reed, Chief Audit Executive
Joe Reed joined UK's Internal Audit staff in March 2004. He has a Mechanical Engineering degree and an MBA from the University of New Haven. His professional experience includes Finance, Project Management and Operational Management. Previous and current work experience includes owning and operating a restaurant franchise with his spouse, as well as facilitating operational and financial workshops.
George Ward, Executive Director for Coldstream Research Park and Real Estate
George Ward serves in several roles at the University of Kentucky including the Executive Director of the Coldstream Research Campus, the President of Kentucky Technology, Inc., and an adjunct professor in the Hospitality Management and Tourism program. Ward has 35 years of executive experience including technology based economic development, hotel and real estate development, finance and business operations, and government relations. Ward is a co-founder of H&W Management Co. Inc., a regional hotel development and real estate company and served as its President for 18 years. He was appointed Kentucky State Parks Commissioner in 2004 and later served as Kentucky's Commerce Cabinet Secretary for 2 years. Ward currently serves on the board of directors of the Transit Authority of Lexington and the North YMCA, is a member of the Bluegrass Regional Public Policy Council, and is an active participant in Lexington’s high-tech entrepreneurial community. He and his wife, Lorie, have six children, including two UK graduates and two others that have been or are currently enrolled at the University of Kentucky.
James Frazier, Executive Director for Risk Management and Administrative Services
James has served as the Executive Director for Risk Management and Administrative Services since August 2013. James began his career in higher education working in the athletic departments at East Carolina University from 1995 to 1996 and the University of Houston from 1996 to 2000. In 2001, he transitioned to the Office of Procurement Services at LSU where he held several supervisory positions including Associate Director. A native of Baton Rouge, Louisiana, he earned his bachelor’s degree from Louisiana State University. He obtained his Certified Professional Public Buyer (CPPB) certification in 2008.
Melody Flowers, Executive Director for Strategic Analysis and Policy
Melody joined the EVPFA team in January 2014, following leadership roles at UK as the Director of Financial Model Implementation and Assistant Director of Strategic Planning for UK HealthCare. Prior to returning to Kentucky, Melody served several years in progressively senior roles in the Office of Financial Strategy and Planning at Harvard University. In addition, Melody brings years of experience from the non-profit and government sectors. Melody, a Singletary Scholar and Truman Scholar originally from Huntington, WV, earned her bachelor’s in Political Science from UK and her master’s in public policy from Harvard.