Business Engagement

The Office of Business Engagement is your front door to the University of Kentucky. As the primary point of entry for the business community, we are here to help you access the University’s exceptional students, distinguished faculty, and broad research and service capabilities. We invite you to explore making strategic connections that will keep your company competitive in a rapidly changing world and ask you to fill out the Business Engagement Questionnaire to express interest in how your organization could engage with the university.  

To initiate a partnership with the University of Kentucky or strengthen an existing one, contact:

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Kim Kluemper

Director of Business Engagement






Connect with student and alumni talent and learn of the many opportunities to highlight your company on campus.  Let us help you access: career centers, student groups, student projects, key dates/career fairs, internship/co-op offices.

James W. Stuckert Career Center 
Gatton College of Business & Economics Graham Office of Career Management
College of Engineering Career Development
College of Agriculture, Food & Environment
UK Alumni Association Career Services



Explore opportunities to enhance your staff’s technical and business skills through customized professional training and workshops.

Gatton College of Business & Economics Executive Education Center

Lean Systems Program, True Lean



Identify faculty expertise and innovative programs, departments and centers. Explore research collaborations, student projects and consulting opportunities with leaders in their fields.

Office of Research
Center for Clinical and Translational Science



Discover the latest innovations and advance your business by licensing UK technology.

Technology Transfer and Intellectual Property Development



Explore how your company can harness the power of the Commonwealth’s premier brand to its advantage.

Marketing - JMI Sports is the multimedia rights-holder at the University of Kentucky. To learn more about how you can partner with UK Athletics contact Kim Shelton, Vice President of Sponsorship Sales at 859-226-4540.

Athletics Marketing


Licensing - The University of Kentucky protects the use of its logos and insignias.  Licenses must be obtained for the use of any UK trademark, image, or photograph in a commercial product. The University has partnered with Fermata College ( to serve as its exclusive trademark licensing representative.

Athletics Licensing



Take the first steps to becoming a UK vendor, visit:

Central Campus Vendors
Hospital Vendors



There are many ways to partner with the University of Kentucky, including gifts that directly impact students, faculty and programs. To explore opportunities for strategic philanthropic investment that supports your corporate goals: 

Foundation and Corporate Philanthropy



The 735-acre campus is where business and research connect. We invite you to look at Coldstream for your next business home. 

Coldstream Research Campus



Being physically present on campus helps build successful relationships with students and faculty. Explore opportunities such as: executive speaking, serve on an advisory council, or mentor a student group