Staff Trustee Blog I


I attended my first UK Board of Trustees (BOT) meeting in Bowling Green, Kentucky September 8-9. I had the pleasure of meeting fellow Trustees and learn more about events and activities at the University of Kentucky.

When I was running for Staff Representative position on the BOT, I promised to communicate with fellow staff on a regular basis. Though a lengthy written text is not my preferred mode of communication, it was the best avenue for this particular need.

We Support DanceBlue!

The Staff Senate has supported DanceBlue and indirectly the DB Kentucky Children's Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Clinic over the years.  A fundraising event will be sponsored by the Senate this year, so stay tuned for information in early fall. 

Last year DB raised more than $1,113,000! To learn more, visit their FaceBook page at and follow them on Twitter at!

For the kids,

UK Staff Senate

Outstanding Staff Awards Program

The sixth annual Outstanding Staff Awards (OSA) ceremony will be held in October at The Club at UK’s Spindletop Hall.  The Office of the President and the Staff Senate sponsor OSA to recognize the professional accomplishments of staff across the University and the work of their colleges and units.  Individuals who have been designated, or awarded, as outstanding staff of the year in their respective areas will gather to be honored by President Eli Capilouto, Staff Senate Chair Jann Burks and others. 

Conversation with the President

President Capilouto hosts this discussion on a monthly basis from September through April to provide an opportunity for staff to talk with him about a range of topics important to the future of the University of Kentucky.  Those randomly selected via electronic process to attend will be contacted by the UK Staff Senate President Advisory Committee for details about the event.