• UK Looks Forward

  • Provost Riordan Engages Campus and Community to Set the Six-Year Course for UK

  • March: Understanding Tomorrow-- A Research Report on Trends in Higher Education and Their Impact on UK

  • February: Our Budget and How We Plan for the Future

  • December: Every Vision Requires a Plan

  • UK Provost Christine Riordan Tackles Big Projects in Her First Semester

  • UK Provost Christine Riordan On The University's Future

  • At Retreat, UK Trustees Consider Physical and Academic Master Plans

  • Trustees Endorse Strategic Principles to Guide UK’s Future

  • Strategic Planning With UK's New Provost



Tuesday, July 29, 2014


This month marked my one-year anniversary as a proud member of the University of Kentucky family. I've been inspired and amazed by what we have been able to accomplish together; it's a great feeling to take into the start of a new academic year. 


The initiatives underway and the progress they represent for our institution reinforce that statement. I'm very... read more

Tuesday July 22, 2014


This year, I’ve been honored to participate in the Leadership Kentucky program.


It’s a six-month program in which educational, civic, business and political leaders come together for two days each month in a different region of our Commonwealth.


We seek a deeper understanding of our state: both its incredible promise and its challenge. We also are... read more

Tuesday, July 15, 2014


One of my favorite things about summer is the opportunity it affords to take a brief step back to reflect on the progress we are making, together, in so many different areas.


This summer we have followed our students' blogs about their adventures abroad, celebrated large and meaningful research grants and read about faculty members' work in national media... read more

Tuesday, July 8, 2014


The campus may seem a bit quieter this summer, but the work of our faculty -- here and around the globe is continuing in fascinating -- and pathbreaking -- ways.


In fact, one of the things that makes UK special is the way that our researchers push the boundaries of discovery through collaborative, multidisciplinary projects every day. And that work by our faculty... read more

July 1, 2014

The campus has recently sprung to life again with thousands of young people — the newest members of the UK family — visiting the university for the first time as new students.


It’s all part of see blue. U — a two-day orientation for new students and their families where they can learn everything they need to know about their... read more

June 24, 2014


This past week, I had the pleasure of "seeing global" on the other side of the world: from Beijing to Changchun, to Shanghai.

Associate Provost for Internationalization Susan Carvalho and I travelled throughout China, meeting up with UK faculty, and visiting partner universities and institutions in the region. I was... read more

Tuesday, June 17, 2014


Over the past year, I've had the privilege of recognizing the outstanding efforts of faculty members across our campus, time and time again. It never gets old.


The close of the... read more

When we kicked off our “see tomorrow.” strategic planning process last December, we were dedicated to ensuring that our 103-person planning committee was diverse.  Faculty, staff, and students from all 16 Colleges and the... read more

Thursday, May 8


Throughout this semester, hundreds of people have been involved in the development of "see tomorrow." The University of Kentucky Strategic Plan.... read more

Friday, May 2, 2014


Next week will be filled with opportunities for the campus to engage with "see tomorrow." The University of Kentucky Strategic Plan.

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Thursday, May 1, 2014


Two "see tomorrow." Working Groups will host Town Halls today, in an... read more

As you know, the University of Kentucky is committed to promoting the advancement of women on our campus. To support this important commitment, I created the Women’s Leadership and Career Development Task Force.  The purpose of the Task Force is threefold:


1.    To help identify career and development... read more

Thursday, April 17, 2014


Join us for the next event in the "see tomorrow." Speaker Series, which will focus on key issues related to... read more

Monday, April 14, 2014


In an ongoing effort to engage the campus community throughout the strategic planning process, we will continue our series of "see tomorrow." Town Hall discussions throughout the months... read more