Leadership Team

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Brian Nichols, cio@uky.edu
ITS supports the University’s colleges and professional schools, over 30,000 students, approximately 20,000 faculty and staff, visitors, members of the University community, citizens of the Commonwealth, and beyond. In support of UK’s Strategic Plan, IT provides through customer engagement, outstanding technology infrastructure, services and solutions that advance teaching and learning, enable research, empower staff to provide exceptional services, enrich the student experience, and effectively manage and protect institutional data.


Stephen Burr, stephen.burr@uky.edu
Executive Director, Enterprise Systems
  • Cloud Operations
  • Systems Operations
  • Data Center
  • Directories, Messaging, & Collaboration
  • ERP Security & Support


Patsy Carruthers, patsy.carruthers@uky.edu
Senior Director, Academic Technologies & Faculty Engagement
  • Distance Learning
  • Academic Technical Support Services
  • Learning Management


Jennifer Edwards, Jennifer.Edwards@uky.edu
Assistant Director, Communications & Strategic Planning
  • Communications
  • Marketing
  • Brand Management
  • Strategic Planning
  • Strategic Project Management
  • Web Spaces


Kathy Burch Hamperian, kathy.hamperian@uky.edu
Executive Director, Customer Support & Student IT Enablement
  • Customer Services
  • Technical Support Services
  • Student Technology / Classroom / AV Support Services


Rick Phillips, rick.phillips@uky.edu
Executive Director, Networking & Infrastructure
  • Network Operations
  • Network Engineering
  • Infrastructure Operations


Lowell Pike, pike@netlab.uky.edu
Director, Research Computing Infrastructure
  • Research Computing


Heath Price, hp@uky.edu
Associate CIO, IT Security & Policy
Interim CISO
  • IT Security
  • IT Policy


Adam Recktenwald, adamr@uky.edu
Executive Director, Enterprise Applications
  • Product Development & Integrations Services
  • Student Lifecycle Management Services
  • Advanced Analytics
  • Financial Services
  • HR / Payroll / Training Services
  • Facilities Services
  • Enterprise Content Management / Workflow Services
  • Graduate School / Budget Services
  • Procurement Services


Karen Willmott, karen.willmott@uky.edu
Executive Director, Administration, Finance, & Project Management
  • Infrastructure Project Management & Estimation
  • Finance
  • Vendor Management
  • Human Resources





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