• 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



Thursday, November 20, 2014


Earlier this week, I was reading the Wall Street Journal and saw one of our UK College of Arts and Sciences professors, Ihsan Bagby, quoted for his research in Islamic studies.


It was a great reminder of the daily impact that our faculty create in profound ways, from teaching that changes lives, to research that can transform communities and shed light on... read more

Thursday, November 13, 2014


At the University of Kentucky, we prepare students to be leaders in an increasingly interconnected world. This is one of the great challenges in higher education today, and requires commitment from across our campus.


From our leaders in the UK International Center, to the faculty conducting international research and leading programs abroad, to the students... read more

Thursday, November 6, 2014


Community is at the core of everything we do at the University of Kentucky.


It is reflected in our mission— our commitment to improving lives through education, research and creative work, service, and health care.



It is reflected across our campus — in interactions with students, in the work of faculty and staff, and in the alumni and... read more

Thursday, October 30, 2014


Yesterday was a special day for our campus. I had the pleasure of announcing that Scott Lephart from the University of Pittsburgh will become Dean of the UK College of Health Sciences on March 1, 2015, pending Board approval.


There is no way to overstate either the importance or quality of our deans at the University of Kentucky.


Responsible for... read more

Friday, October 24, 2014


What a great week it has been to "see blue." I have so enjoyed seeing all of the fantastic Wildcat spirit on our campus throughout homecoming week, and I look forward to the culmination this weekend!


This week has really been a testament to how people make the place at UK.


Tuesday night, our students gathered on Administration Lawn in front of the... read more

Tuesday, October 14, 2014


Ralph Waldo Emerson said that “to know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived: this is to have succeeded.” At the University of Kentucky, service is part of our identity; it's at the core of our mission and our vision for the future.


As part of our commitment to service, earlier this month we kicked off of our annual UK-United Way Campaign.... read more