Senior Leadership


Academic Excellence

Center for the Enhancement of Teaching and Learning: Kathi Kern, Director of CELT

Enrollment Management: Don Witt, Associate Provost for Enrollment Management

Student Affairs: Victor Hazard, Interim Vice President of Student Affairs

Undergradute Education: Benjamin Withers, Associate Provost for Undergraduate Education and Dean for Undergraduate Studies

UK International Center: Susan Carvalho, Associate Provost for Internationalization


Academic Planning, Analytics and Technologies

Vince Kellen
Vince Kellen is the Senior Vice Provost for Academic Planning, Analytics and Technologies at the University of Kentucky. Dr. Kellen brings a rare combination of business, academic and IT architecture experience to his role, with a focus on transformational leadership within IT. Dr. Kellen earned his Ph.D. in computer science from DePaul University and is a senior consultant and Business Technology Council member with the leading IT industry think-tank, Cutter Consortium, where he writes on business and IT strategies. Dr. Kellen also speaks nationally and internationally on IT strategy topics. He serves on advisory boards to top IT companies, including Dell, AT&T, Apple and Blackboard.

Since 1998, he has served as a faculty member and has taught graduate and undergraduate courses on IT and strategy, enterprise architecture and information systems. In his role, Dr. Kellen leads a staff of 275 supporting 28,000 students, 18 colleges, and 13,000 employees and manages the planning of and support for IT strategic planning, enterprise software, high performance computing, learning spaces, classroom technology, learning management systems, business intelligence, student information systems, data center operations, network infrastructure, distance learning and information technology support.


Faculty Advancement

GT Lineberry
G. T. Lineberry is the Associate Provost for Faculty Advancement, is a native of Bluefield, W.Va., and received his doctorate from West Virginia University in Mining Engineering.  Upon accepting the Associate Provost position, last Fall, Dr. Lineberry was in his 30th year on the Mining Engineering faculty at UK. He has authored or co-authored approximately 70 journal articles, conference papers, books, book chapters and government documents and has given over 140 conference presentations, seminars, and invited lectures.  In his role as Associate Provost, he has responsibility for matters relating to the full span of the career of UK faculty members. 

Assistant Provosts

Sonja Feist-Price, Interim Assistant Provost for Faculty Affairs;


Finance and Operations

Lisa Wilson
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.


Assistant Provosts

Kristen Cheser, Assistant Provost, Budget Office;