Service Commitments


The UK Campus Community

My service to the University is primarily related to serving on committees as an administrative representative from our College. I have agreed to serve as chair of Provost University committees over the years (e.g., 2014 Course Capacity Audit, 2016 Provost Task Force on Institutional Effectiveness) and have benefitted from serving on the UK General Education Oversight Committee, the QEP Steering Committee, and collaborating with several UK Institutional Research and Advanced Analytics committees.

College of Communication and Information

As Senior Associate Dean for Administrative Affairs, I am responsible for developing reports (e.g., Analytics, College Self Study) for the Dean based on custom Tableau Dashboards and Workbooks I have designed. I enjoy managing College Technology personnel and providing oversight for the CI Co-Lab as well as serving on the College Resource Committee, Space Committee, and Undergraduate Retention Committee. Finally, I serve as an ex-officio member of the College Faculty Council and assist with our College National Advisory Board.

Department of Communication

Over the past twenty years I have had the opportunity to serve on all of the Department committees including (but not limited to) Curriculum and Assessment, Academic Personnel, Resource, and Strategic Planning.

greendot, etc.

One of my most gratifying service commitments is working with Dr. Dorothy Edwards and other members of the greendot, etcetera Board of Directors to reduce multiple forms of interpersonal violence.


I will be on official sabbatical leave from the University of Kentucky from July 1, 2017 through June 30, 2018.

Get in Touch

  • Phone:
    (859) 257-9538
  • Email:
    Derek.Lane@uky.edu
  • Address:
    310A LCLI Little Library
    Lexington, KY 40506-0224