Government Relations

UK's Office of Government Relations understands the process in Frankfort. They meet the people who are making important decisions concerning the finances and policies of this University - your legislators. They know the issues. As Kentucky’s flagship institution of higher learning, with a dual mission as a land-grant and research university, our needs are unique. UK's Government Relations works with alumni and friends of the university to help them stay informed about key legislation that will affect UK.



Bart Hardin is UK’s director of government relations. Bart comes to UK following a more than 25-year career in the senior levels of state government. Most recently, Bart served as a senior advisor to Kentucky Senate President Robert Stivers. He also has worked the Governor's Office for Policy and Management and the Office of Budget Review. He is a UK alum with both undergraduate and graduate degrees from the University of Kentucky.


Bart Hardin