As another school year begins, it presents a time to reflect on the relationships that will define how we, as a united College of Health Sciences, can foster a purposeful environment of collaboration and belonging among our students, faculty, and staff. We are driven to carry out our commitment to the “Kentucky Promise”, that people from all walks of life, experiences, and backgrounds can find a home at CHS and leave with not only an excellent education or career, but with a lifelong connection to the greater College of Health Sciences family.
Because a family is what we are. When you walk through our doors, your name is added to both the UK and CHS family tree. It is our mission to be educators, researchers, and supporters of each individual person who makes up the College of Health Sciences DNA. The collective impact we have in the health care world is transformed when we embrace our diversity and encourage confidence, acceptance, and kindness toward one another. It’s this approach that breaks down silos and demolishes walls. At CHS, we are the bridge builders within academia, science, and health care. I hope you’ll join us as we strive to walk out this pledge each and every day.