Our Path Forward

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President Capilouto's Blog, March 13, 2018

Presentation to UK Board of Trustees, February 23, 2018

 

We are calling it “our path forward.”

At the direction of President Eli Capilouto, Provost David W. Blackwell and Executive Vice President Eric N. Monday are leading several teams of administrators, faculty, staff, and students tasked with generating ideas around several core concepts and questions as part of our efforts to plan a long-term financial path for the University of Kentucky.

 

To fund current needs, and to make progress toward the ambitious goals within our Strategic Plan, several questions are asked:

  • Can we grow enrollment strategically over the next five years to educate more students and generate new resources for reinvestment in our campus and our academic enterprise, while maintaining quality?
  • What other initiatives – whether through innovations in online learning; new graduate programs that meet specific workforce needs; or helping more students who are close to a degree complete their work – can we implement to increase student success and generate new resources?
  • Where can we generate more savings in our operations? We have been innovators in creating more energy-efficient buildings and managing revenues more effectively. Are there other sources of savings we can find by working even smarter?
  • Is there important administrative work that can be shared or support that can be provided in ways that make us more productive?
  • How do these new initiatives align with our Strategic Plan?
     

We need your ideas.

Managers and administrators in colleges, units and departments across campus will be leading conversations over the next several weeks to generate discussions and ideas. We urge you take part in these conversations as we begin to put together ideas and action plans.You also can participate through this website. 

Click here to respond to questions and provide open-ended comments. You can submit ideas by name or anonymously.

Thank you for participating in this process. You do the essential work of this institution and play a critical role in building our future success and continuing our momentum at the University for Kentucky.
 

Calendar and Related Documents

February 5, 2018 - Concept Team #2 Meeting
February 7, 2018 - Concept Team #1/#5 Meeting 
February 8, 2018 - New Member Orientation (View the presentation given at the concept team orientation.)
February 9, 2018 - New Member Orientation (View the presentation given at the concept team orientation.)
February 9, 2018 - President Capilouto's Message to Campus  
February 12, 2018 - Concept Team #4 Meeting
February 13, 2018 - Concept Team #3 Meeting
February 14, 2018 - Concept Team #3 Meeting
February 16, 2018 - Work Group Meeting on Enrollment/Retention Strategies 
February 16, 2018 - New Member Orientation (View the presentation given at the concept team orientation.)
February 21, 2018 - Concept Team #1/#5 Meeting
February 21, 2018 - Concept Team #3 Meeting 
February 23, 2018 - Concept Team #2 Meeting
February 23, 2018 - Board of Trustees Receives Update on Initiative  
February 28, 2018 - Concept Team #3 Meeting
March 2, 2018 - Herald Leader, "How UK hopes to make millions from its 15,000-acre forest without mining or logging"
 

Timeline

Concept Teams 

Concept teams consist of deans, staff members, a University Senate representative, a Staff Senate representative, and a student, and are charged with identifying funds to address the funding gap. A workgroup, which is made up of staff members, exists to support the concept teams in writing phase one business plans.

Concept Team 1

  • Scott Lephart, Dean, College of Health Sciences (Chair)
  • Larry Holloway, Interim Dean, College of Engineering 
  • Mark Kornbluh, Dean, College of Arts and Sciences 
  • Christian Brady, Dean, Lewis Honors College 
  • Lisa Wilson, Associate Provost for Finance and Administration
  • Todd Brann, Director, Analytics and Assessment, Academic Excellence
  • Kathi Kern, Director, Center for the Enhancement of Learning and Teaching
  • Angie Martin, Vice President for Financial Planning and Chief Budget Officer 
  • Craig Rudick, Executive Director, Institutional Research and Lead Data Scientist
  • Nicole Jenkins, Executive Associate Dean for Administration, Gatton College of Business and Economics
  • Mary Vosevich, Vice President for Facilities 
  • Christine Haper, Special Assignment, Provost Office
  • Sue Roberts, Associate Provost for Internationalization
  • Joan Mazur, University Senate representative 
  • Daniel Wright, Staff Senate representative
  • Kassie Miller, Student representative

Concept Team 2 

  • Stephanos Kyrkanides, Dean, College of Dentistry (Chair)
  • Kip Guy, Dean, College of Pharmacy 
  • Janie Heath, Dean, College of Nursing
  • Deirdre Scaggs, Interim Dean, University Libraries 
  • Rodney Andrews, Director, Center for Applied Energy Research
  • Susan Kraus, Treasurer, University Financial Services 
  • Ian McClure, Director, Office of Technology Commercialization 
  • Susannah Denomme, Senior Executive Director, Philanthropy
  • Greg Heileman, Associate Provost for Student and Academic Life 
  • Bruce Webb, University Senate representative
  • Jeff Bosken, Staff Senate representative
  • Ben Long, Student representative

Concept Team 3 

  • Dan O'Hair, College of Communication and Information (Chair) 
  • Barry Swanson, Chief Procurement Officer
  • Steven Skinner, Interim Dean, Gatton College of Business and Economics 
  • Mitzi Vernon, Dean, College of Design
  • Bob DiPaola, Dean, College of Medicine
  • James Frazier, Executive Director, Risk Management and Administrative Services 
  • Kristen Cheser, Assitant Provost, Finance and Operations
  • Brian Nichols, Chief Information Officer 
  • Leslie Vincent, University Senate representative 
  • Megan Sizemore, Staff Senate representative 
  • Brad West, Student representative 

Concept Team 4

  • Nancy Cox, Dean, College of Agriculture, Food, and Environment (Chair)
  • Mark Shanda, Dean, College of Fine Arts 
  • Mary John O'Hair, College of Education 
  • Ann Vail, Interim Dean, College of Social Work 
  • Melody Flowers, Executive Director for Strategic Analysis and Policy, EVPFA
  • George Ward, Executive Director, Coldstream Research Campus 
  • Becky Farthing, Strategic Planning and Financial Analyst, Office of the Provost
  • John Nash, University Senate representative 
  • Elijah Wilson, Staff Senate representative 
  • Abby Herman, Student representative

Concept Team 5 

  • Donna Arnett, Dean, College of Public Health
  • David Brennen, Dean, College of Law 
  • Brian Jackson, Interim Dean, Graduate School
  • Katherine McCormick, Chair of the University Senate Council 
  • Kim Wilson, Vice President for Human Resources 
  • Kirsten Turner, Associate Provost, Academic Excellence Operations 
  • Shannon Means, Director of Policy and Data Analysis, University Budget Office 
  • Jenny Minier, University Senate representative 
  • Ann Eads, Staff Senate representative 
  • Taylor Hall, Student representative 

Small Work Group Membership (serves as an analysis team for all concept teams)

  • Angie Martin, Vice President for Financial Planning and Chief Budget Officer 
  • Craig Rudick, Executive Director, Institutional Research and Lead Data Scientist
  • Kirsten Turner, Associate Provost, Academic Excellence Operations 
  • Kristen Cheser, Assistant Provost, Finance and Operations 
  • Chris Crumrine, Deputy Chief of Staff, Office of the President
  • Brooke Davis, Finance and Business Analyst, EVPFA 
  • Baron Wolf, Assistant Vice President for Research Strategy and Data Analytics, Office of the Vice President for Research
  • Shannon Means, Director of Policy and Data Analysis, University Budget Office 
  • Melody Flowers, Executive Director for Strategic Analysis and Policy, EVPFA
  • Jay Blanton, Executive Director, Public Relations and Marketing