• 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



Wednesday, Oct. 7, 2015


At the University of Kentucky, it is truly an honor to work with such a large and diverse group of talented people. As we prepare to take our Strategic Plan to the Board of Trustees later this month, I am particularly grateful for our 18 academic deans.


Having served as a dean myself for five years, I’m humbled by the talent and dedication we... read more

Wednesday, September 29, 2015


Over the last four years, the University of Kentucky has strived to establish a foundation of excellence that permeates the institution. As Dr. Capilouto recently shared with our Board of Trustees, from faculty to student success, UK is committed to academic excellence in everything that we do.


The preliminary 2015-16 enrollment numbers highlight that... read more

Wednesday, September 16, 2015


Last week in Hazard, President Capilouto and I had the pleasure of announcing the first-to-second year retention rate for 2015. At 82.7 percent-- highest first-to-second year retention rate in UK history-- our numbers are climbing and our priorities are clear: we are a students-first university. So, as we build a quality class, we also must concentrate our efforts on... read more

Wednesday, August 26, 2015 


The University of Kentucky Office of Institutional Diversity has established its first Office of LGBTQ* Resources to create a more inclusive environment for the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer members of the campus community.


The new UK Office of LGBTQ* Resources, led by Lance Poston, intends to grow its outreach to reliably serve all the LGBTQ... read more

Wednesday, August 19, 2015


We all know the feeling: a sudden jolt awakens you at 3 a.m., with a furrowed brow, damp with sweat, beset by worry. The causes can vary: Family worries or financial woes; pressures at work; conflicts with a colleague or simply the sense of foreboding and stress of a deadline.


At the University of Kentucky, I see and talk with students almost every day. They... read more

Thursday, August 6, 2015


It’s hard to believe that the fall semester is almost upon us. In just a few short weeks, our campus will brighten with students moving in to their residence halls, exploring campus, meeting new friends at K-Week events and preparing to start their coursework.


Of course, even in the summer while the majority of students are away, the activity on our campus... read more

Wednesday, July 29, 2015 


Maya Angelou said that her mission in life was “not merely to survive, but to thrive; and to do so with some passion, some compassion, some humor, and some style.”


At the University of Kentucky, we have the tremendous privilege of supporting our students, faculty, staff and alumni as they nurture their passions, act with compassion and make a positive impact... read more

Thursday, July 16, 2015 Our research and scholarly endeavors offer the brightest hope for transformation and change for our Commonwealth and the broader world we serve. A team of faculty members and graduate students in the College of Pharmacy, led by Dr. Peixuan Guo, recently demonstrated research’s power to positively change lives, receiving well-deserved recognition in the press for their work. One of the most... read more

Wednesday, July 8, 2015


Later today, I will have the pleasure of celebrating a member of the UK family—one of my favorite ways to spend an afternoon.


The National Archives and the University of Kentucky Libraries Wendell H. Ford Public Policy Research Center will give the inaugural Earle C. Clements Innovation in Education Award to 1996 UK College of Education graduate Timothy A.... read more

Wednesday, July 1, 2015


At the University of Kentucky, our work is deeply rooted in a sense of community and in a spirit of partnership; we know that working together is the best way to address complex challenges.


It’s wonderful to see the impact this partnership and collaboration has upon our community members, our faculty and our... read more