Core Implementation Team

The Core Implementation Team is charged with implementing the new model, educating and training the campus community, and obtaining and integrating feedback.

    • Jay Blanton
      Executive Director for Public Relations and Marketing

      Jay Blanton is Executive Director for Public Relations and Marketing at UK. He held previous communications posts with the Keeneland Association, Gov. Steve Beshear and former Louisville Mayor Jerry Abramson. He also has worked for public relations firms in Lexington and Louisville. He has earned a bachelors degree in journalism and a master's degree in education, both from the University of Kentucky.

    • Stephen Burr
      Enterprise Architect for Advanced Analytics

      Stephen Burr is an Enterprise Architect for the University of Kentucky (UK) focusing on big data, in-memory analytics, data visualization, and information dashboards.  With over seventeen years of Information Technology experience, Stephen has held roles in enterprise architecture, analytics, business intelligence, leadership, management, and customer service.  Stephen is expected to receive his MBA from UK in Spring 2014.  He is also an active volunteer in the Lexington, KY community, serving on the UK Federal Credit Union Board of Directors and as an alumni advisor for the Kappa Chapter of Phi Kappa Tau Fraternity.  Stephen is a devoted husband and father, UK sports fan and just earned his 1st Degree Black Belt in Taekwondo.  He is excited to support the implementation of the new values based financial model, a transformational change for the University, through the creation of dashboards, financial statements, and data model automation.

    • Kristen Cheser
      Assistant Provost for Finance and Operations

      Kristen Cheser is the Assistant Provost for Finance and Operations at the University of Kentucky.  She began her career at UK 17 years ago after graduating from Morehead State University with a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting and Business Administration.  During Kristen’s time at the University, over 11 years were spent working as the Director of Fiscal Operations in the University Budget Office, leading the financial operations for both the EVPFA and President’s areas.  Before that time, she worked in the Lexington Campus Budget Office, which we all know now as the Provost Budget Office.  Kristen is responsible for the development and implementation of the Provost area operating budget, policy development and financial analysis and forecasting.  She believes the Values-Based Financial model will change the way we do business at UK, in a completely transparent and innovative way.

    • Judy Duncan
      Administrative Staff Officer for Fiscal Affairs

      Judy Stivers Duncan began her career with the College of Communications and Information Studies at the University of Kentucky in 1986.  Judy earned her B.S. in Accounting in 1996 at the University of Kentucky.  She currently works in the Research Fiscal and Administrative Affairs Office as the Research Area Fiscal Officer.  Judy has worked on many committees throughout her career at the University of Kentucky, including the UKAdvance Leadership Development Program committee, the UK Women’s Forum, the Sarah Bennett Holmes Award Committee, and the UK Staff Senate Development team to name a few.  In 1994, Judy received the UK Outstanding Staff Award.  Judy believes this to be an exciting time to be an employee at the University of Kentucky and is looking forward to the challenges the transition to the new financial budget model brings.

    • David Hulse
      Deloitte & Touche Professor of Accountancy

      David Hulse is the Deloitte & Touche Professor of Accountancy in the Von Allmen School of Accountancy, with a joint appointment in the Martin School of Public Policy and Administration. His research and teaching interests are in taxation. He has served on the University Senate, Graduate Council, Undergraduate Council, and several university committees. As an accounting professor, his involvement with the new financial model provides an interesting opportunity to observe the use of budget models and practices.

    • Angie Martin
      Vice President for Financial Planning and Chief Budget Officer

      Angela Martin is UK’s Vice President for Financial Planning and Chief Budget Officer. In that role, she coordinates and provides leadership for University-wide financial and resource planning, budgeting and policy analysis. She also works close with the state Council on Postsecondary Education, advocating for UK’s position on critical funding issues. Martin 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. 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.

    • Roxanne McLetchie
      Director of Budget and Fiscal Planning

      Roxanne McLetchie has worked in the University Budget Office for almost 20 years. As the Director of Budget and Fiscal Planning at the university, she is responsible for the development, implementation, publication, monitoring and oversight of the University’s overall annual operating budget. She is also responsible for developing and submitting the university’s biennial budget request to the executive and legislative branches of state government by which the university receives its state appropriations.

      As a member of the Core Implementation Team, she provides the raw data used in the development of the Financial Model and discusses data issues that arise with the rest of the Core team. A financial model is important because it will give Colleges and other revenue generating units a clearer picture of where their revenue streams are and where their expenses occur thus allowing them to make more informed decisions as they move forward. She has been rewarded as a part of the Core team in learning more about the academic perspective through collaboration with Deans and Department Heads as the University considers a new financial model.

    • Eric Monday
      Executive Vice President for Finance and Administration

      Eric N. Monday is the University of Kentucky’s executive vice president for finance and administration, a position he has held since January 2013. In that capacity, he oversees some 2,500 employees, including budget and treasury, facilities, human resources and risk management, among other duties. Previously, he was vice chancellor for finance and administrative services and chief financial officer at Louisiana State University. Monday has more than 15 years of higher education experience, holding a number of critical positions at LSU, including stints helping lead emergency operations, student life and student services at various points in his career. In that position, Monday oversaw all of LSU's finance and administrative services, including budget and planning, human resources, accounting, police, auxiliary services, procurement & property management, among other duties.

      Monday has his bachelor's degree in accounting and master's degree in public administration from LSU and is pursuing a doctorate there in human resource education and workforce development.

    • Christine Riordan

      Dr. Christine Riordan became Provost of the University of Kentucky in July 2013. In this role, she oversees the academic integrity and operations of the UK, which has more than 29,000 students, 19,000 full and part-time employees and a budget of $2.7 billion.

      In consultation with faculty, staff, students, alumni, and trustees, Dr. Riordan is facilitating the development and implementation of UK’s strategic plan and initiatives. Dr. Riordan is also responsible for supporting and advancing academic programs, teaching and scholarship at UK. This purview includes 16 colleges, an extensive library system, graduate education, enrollment management, information technology, student support services and institutional effectiveness. UK is one of a small number of universities in the country that have the full range of liberal arts, professional and medical, and health colleges on one campus.

    • Tim Tracy
      Dean of the College of Pharmacy





    • Lisa Wilson
      Associate Provost for Finance and Operations

      Lisa Wilson is the Associate Provost for Finance and Operations at the University of Kentucky.  In her role as Associate Provost, Ms. Wilson provides leadership, oversight and direction to budget development and implementation; business and administrative process and policy development; and the allocation of resources (including space) for all units reporting to the Provost.  Ms. Wilson is a graduate of the University of Kentucky and has more than 22 years of  experience in higher education administration.