• 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, November 24, 2015


In February of this year, I was entrusted with the incredible honor to serve as provost of this great university—a place devoted to achieving excellence across each area that we touch.


With each passing day, with each achievement that our community reaches together, I’m more thankful for this responsibility, and for the compelling work that... read more

Thursday, Nov. 12, 2015


This year, the University of Kentucky will compete in the 3rd Annual SEC Game Winning Food Drive — an SEC initiative to combat the hunger crisis in local university communities.


As we face off this year against the University of Tennessee, University of Alabama, University of Florida, University of Mississippi, Mississippi State University, and University of... read more

Thursday, November 5, 2015


As a UK community, we have a vision for what we aspire to achieve together. Our goal is to be a nationally recognized public institution with global reach and a commitment to our Commonwealth. 


You see this commitment across our campus, in various ways, and through numerous stories.


You see it in our new high-tech residence halls, where students... read more

Wednesday, October 14, 2015 This past year, in celebration of the University of Kentucky’s 150th anniversary, UK Associate Professor and Kentucky Poet Laureate Frank X Walker captured the spirit of this place we love in his poem titled, “Seedtime in the Commonwealth.” "There is no vaccination against ignorance, but there is us. There is this university. And we still have heavy doors to open, unmet obligations to... read more

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