• 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, 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

Wednesday, June 24, 2015


Last Friday, I had the pleasure of welcoming two distinguished scholars to the UK family.


Mitzi Vernon will assume the position of dean of the UK College of Design, and Dr. Stephanos Kyrkanides will join our community as dean of the UK College of Dentistry.


We are thrilled that Professor Vernon is joining the University of Kentucky in this... read more

Wednesday, June 17, 2015


Next week, our campus will begin buzzing again as thousands of young people — the newest members of our UK family — visit the university for the first time as new students.


UK’s “see blue.” U, our summer advising conferences, will begin on Monday, June 22. These two-day orientations for new students and their families... read more

Wednesday, June 10, 2015


Among the best parts of my job as Provost is telling the UK story.


It’s a story that’s made up of many parts– of students, faculty, staff, researchers and community members using their talents and passions to positively impact our state, nation and world.


This past semester Julie Cerel, a faculty member in the UK College of Social Work, made an... read more

Wednesday, May 27, 2015


As President Capilouto often says, the University of Kentucky is truly the University for  Kentucky. Our mission compels us to address complex challenges facing the Commonwealth and to positively impact the lives of Kentuckians.


Of course, faculty, staff and students across our campus are doing just that every day.


Recently, students from... read more

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