Becoming a premier university requires a strong and sustainable physical, human and administrative infrastructure. While we have some world-class facilities on campus, many other facilities are outdated and need to be modernized. The University of Kentucky is home to many buildings dating from the late 1950s into the early 1970s. Constructing the needed infrastructure during a time of budgetary constraint is a major challenge. In 2007, VFA Consultants reviewed the university’s “general and educational” buildings, and revealed the need for more than $1 billion in capital renewal. As time goes on, the necessity for maintenance and repair becomes more urgent and complex, and thus more costly to address.
The University of Kentucky is dedicated to revitalizing the campus core and developing strong and sustainable systems to support students, faculty, and staff. We will do this by renewing and strategically expanding campus facilities, and harnessing technology to provide smart solutions for 21st-century research, learning, and administration.
The "see tomorrow." team is actively seeking feedback and input regarding the Strategic Plan. Throughout the months of April and May, portions of the plan will be released for campus-wide review. Please review the latest draft of Goal #7 and provide your thoughts using the feedback form at the bottom of this page.
Angie Martin is the University of Kentucky Chief Budget Officer. She serves as co-chair of Group #4: Transform the Campus, Brand and Infrastructure at UK.
Michael Tick is the Dean of the College of Fine Arts. He serves as co-chair of Group #4: Transform the Campus, Brand and Infrastructure at UK.