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The Gatton Student Center is the cornerstone of our effort to design spaces that facilitate community-building. It is also an integral space for our academic mission.
Last week, I had the opportunity to attend the annual lecture sponsored by the Women’s Executive Leadership Development (WELD) program—an initiative which aims to “develop a new generation of leaders of higher education who can adeptly navigate our complex environment and successfully chart the future of the University of Kentucky.” The lecture was a great opportunity to recognize and celebrate the impressive history of women who have shaped the experience of our students, faculty, staff, and community.
The Provost’s Outstanding Teaching Awards annually recognize faculty and graduate teaching assistants who demonstrate special dedication and outstanding performance in the classroom or laboratory.
Every member of the UK community has a responsibility to—and the privilege of—playing a role in student success. The University Honors and Awards Banquet, which took place on Wednesday, was a great opportunity to celebrate that as a community, and to recognize our students.
What makes the University of Kentucky special is that we are proactively thinking through creative solutions to challenges. And we do that by listening—by harnessing the incredible talent across this enterprise. That’s why I’m working with our team now to establish regular opportunities for me to engage with the faculty, staff, and students across this campus.