• 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, May 20, 2015


Throughout the first two weeks of May, our campus community provided invaluable feedback for the UK Strategic Plan in a series of town halls.


These events fostered great discussions about the future of our institution. I would like to thank everyone who joined us, both physically and online. As you know, our work is deeply rooted in community and in a spirit of... read more

Wednesday, May 13, 2015


Colleagues and Campus Community,


Our next campus-wide town hall forum about our draft strategic plan will take place today from 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. in the Bio-Pharm Complex, Room 234-B. 


The draft of strategic objectives, strategic initiatives and action steps is available here on ... read more

Friday, May 1, 2015


A draft Strategic Plan for the university has only been circulating for a few days on campus, but we already are receiving positive input and substantive feedback. That’s exactly what so many of us on campus who have worked together on the plan hoped would happen. This plan contemplates continuing to build a university community like no other. And that means creating a collective... read more

Wednesday, April 29, 2015


Under the leadership of our Board of Trustees and President Capilouto, we have a compelling vision for the University of Kentucky: to be one of the handful of exceptional public, residential research institutions in the country, with an unwavering commitment to our Commonwealth. 


To make this vision a reality, the UK Strategic Plan will guide our actions, and... read more

Wednesday, April 22, 2015 


What makes our university thrive as a community and a center for knowledge? It's the people--and not only the outstanding faculty, staff and students--but the alumni who create and continue a legacy of excellence.


Last week, our community honored 23 former UK students — leaders who have impacted the... read more

Wednesday, April 15, 2015


"It is the supreme art of the teacher to awaken joy in creative expression and knowledge."

These words by Albert Einstein ring especially true today as our community honors seven faculty members and three teaching assistants who have dedicated themselves to preparing, advising and inspiring our students.

... read more

Wednesday, April 8, 2015


At the University of Kentucky, we know "It's on Us."


The Whitehouse recently launched the “It’s On Us” initiative," a campaign to raise awareness and put an end to sexual assault on university campuses. The campaign calls for everyone to "take the pledge," to become part of the solution to sexual assault... read more

Friday, April 3, 2015


In the spirit of this weekend, I would like to recognize one of our outstanding students for her passion and dedication both inside and outside of the classroom.


Sarah Fahmy, a freshman from Alexandria, Egypt, is double majoring in arts administration and theatre, with a minor in studio art.


She has a great story to tell. From her experiences in the... read more

Wednesday, March 25, 2015  What an exciting time to be a part of the University of Kentucky of family. In the last couple of weeks alone, we've had much to celebrate.  Earlier this month, the state General Assembly and Gov. Steve Beshear demonstrated their unwavering commitment to our vision of addressing Kentucky’s most stubborn health disparities by endorsing funding for construction of a $265 million,... read more