Angie Martin, Vice President for Financial Planning and Chief Budget Officer
Angie Martin earned her bachelor's degree in business administration with an accounting option at the University of Louisville. She earned her MBA from Xavier University. She is a certified public accountant. She came to UK after having served as vice president for finance at CPE and as associate vice president for planning and budget and director of internal audit at Morehead State University. In her most recent position, Martin coordinated the development of UK's Top 20 Business Plan, annual operating budgets, six-year capital plans and analysis of the university's administrative policies. She also coordinated institutional reporting of financial and budgetary information to outside agencies such as the Council on Postsecondary Education (CPE) and the Kentucky Legislative Research Commission.
Mary Vosevich, Vice President for Facilities Management and Chief Facilities Officer
Mary Vosevich has nearly 30 years of experience in facilities management at two previous universities. As the director of the physical plant department and vice president for Lobo Energy Inc. at the University of New Mexico, a flagship institution with more than 27,000 students on its main campus and more than 21,000 employees throughout the state, Mary oversaw gross building assets of $2.2 billion.
Mary also managed all the physical facilities at the University of New Mexico as well as a department of 500 staff with an annual budget of $70 million. Among many responsibilities, Mary led UNM's capital renewal and infrastructure projects, including Lobo Energy Inc., a $63 million business plan to upgrade campus utilities and infrastructure. She also led UNM's sustainability and conservation efforts, which have reduced energy consumption by 20 percent since 2008. The University of New Mexico received the Award for Excellence, APPA's most prestigious institutional award, recognizing outstanding achievement in facilities management.
She also has been a leader in a variety of professional and civic organizations, including serving as president of the APPA, the international association for educational facilities management.
Throughout her career in higher education, at both UNM and the University of Missouri - St. Louis, Mary has worked in virtually every facet of facilities management, including environmental, grounds, and transportation services. Mary has a bachelor's degree from the University of Missouri at Columbia and an MBA from the University of New Mexico.
Kim Wilson, Vice President for Human Resources and Chief Human Resources Officer
Kimberly P. Wilson became the Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer at the University of Kentucky in March 2004. Wilson oversees all aspects of University-wide Human Resources which includes employment, employee benefits, compensation, employee relations, training and development, records, health and wellness and work-life functions. She previously served as Chief of Staff to the Executive Vice President of Finance and Administration. Wilson joined the University of Kentucky as Human Resources Training and Development Manager in May 2002.
Prior to joining the University of Kentucky, Wilson worked for Reuters Group PLC for seven years. She initially joined as Senior Vice President of Human Resources for the Americas Division, based in New York City, and spent the last five years of her career with Reuters in Europe serving in senior management global human resources roles, with key accomplishments in the areas of leadership development and employee training.
Wilson received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Education from the University of Kentucky and Master of Business Administration from Rockhurst College.
Tom Harris, Vice President for University Relations
Thomas W. Harris is the vice president for university relations at the University of Kentucky, a role in which he has served since 2002. Prior to leading University Relations at UK, Harris worked in corporate communications for Honda of America and Toyota Manufacturing. A 1985 graduate of UK, Harris is active in the Lexington community, having participated in both Leadership Lexington and Leadership Kentucky, is a life member of the UK Alumni Association and is on the board of Commerce Lexington Bluegrass Sports Commission, and the Lexington Downtown Partnership.
Brian T Nichols, Chief Information Officer
Brian Nichols has nearly 20-years of experience in a variety of leadership positions in higher education, holding a number of key positions including Chief IT Security and Policy Officer, Executive Director of Administrative Services and Risk Management, and in other roles in administration and finance, operations, information systems, user support, audit, disaster recovery, emergency operations, and telecommunications.
Prior to his current role, Nichols served as Associate Vice President (AVP) for Administration and Information Technology (IT) & CIO at Louisiana State University (LSU). In this capacity, he led a department with a $60 million budget and had oversight over enterprise-wide information technology at Louisiana’s flagship, public research campus.
Nichols holds a bachelor’s degree in Microbiology and a master’s degree in Management Information Systems from LSU. He holds key security certifications, including a CISSP (Certified Information Systems Security Professional) and CISM (Certified Information Security Manager) in addition to the CISA (Certified Information Systems Auditor), CIA (Certified Internal Auditor), CRMA (Certified in Risk Management Assurance), and CRISC (Certified in Risk and Information Systems Control) certifications. Nichols is involved in various other efforts in the higher education community, including EDUCAUSE, Internet2, and RUCC. He was a member of the 2008 Frye Leadership Institute held at Emory University.
Penny Cox, Treasurer
Penny Cox is the Treasurer for the University of Kentucky, overseeing various financial and treasury functions including, debt and liquidity, banking, payroll, accounts payable, travel management, research accounting, cost accounting, property records, student accounts, and accounting and preparation of internal and external financial reports.
Penny joined the University of Kentucky in 1972 and has served in numerous leadership positions, including Associate Vice President for Administration at UK. In her role, she reports to the Executive Vice President for Finance and Administration which has over 30,000 students, approximately 20,000 full and part-time employees, and a budget of nearly $4.4 billion.
Her areas of interest include finance, auxiliary and business services at colleges and universities, academic medical centers, public-private university partnerships, data analytics, master planning, and student success strategies that support quality of life for student recruitment, retention and graduation.
A Kentucky native, she earned both her bachelor’s degree and M.B.A. from the University of Kentucky.
Thalethia B. Routt, Acting Associate Vice President for Institutional Equity and Equal Opportunity
Thalethia B. Routt is the Acting Associate Vice President for Instutional Equity and Equal Opportunity and is responsible for upholding the institution's commitment to equal opportunity in academic programs, employment, services, and activities. She has more than twenty years of legal experience in private practice and the public sector, including over fifteen years with the University’s Office of Legal Counsel.
In addition to serving on the University’s Equal Opportunity Committee and the DEI Supplier Diversity Project, Thalethia has served on several other committees throughout her tenure with the University. She is a member of the DEI Leadership Team, serving as a co-Executive Sponsor for the Culture, Policies, and Programming Workstream. Thalethia is also a member of the FCPS Board of Education’s Equity Council Committee and was elected as the Parent Representative on the FCPS Superintendent Screening Search Committee.
A native of Berea, Kentucky, Thalethia received her undergraduate degree from the University of Louisville in 1997 and her law degree from the University of Kentucky College of Law in 2000. She is a member of the Kentucky Bar Association, on the Board of Directors for the Lexington Fair Housing Council, and a Mother Member of the Central Kentucky Chapter, Jack and Jill of America, Inc.
Gina Dugas, Associate Vice President for Finance and Administration
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Gina Dugas has over 26 years of professional experience working as a certified public accountant in a variety of financial leadership positions, including Chief Financial Officer and Vice President of Finance roles in higher education and healthcare environments for the better part of her career, both in non-profit and for-profit entities. Gina also garnered several years’ experience as an Audit Manager in a public accounting setting.
During her time in higher education and healthcare, Gina held leadership roles in financial, governance, real estate, and operational projects. Her responsibilities included direct oversight of all financial reporting, investment functions, related banking/treasury functions, debt management, budget management, as well as management of all external audit functions for the respective organizations served. In addition, Gina has direct experience in significant public-private partnerships on a university campus and in organizational strategic planning functions. She has also worked closely with boards of directors and applicable board committees in her various roles.
Gina earned her bachelor’s degree in accounting from Louisiana State University in 1992 and is a longstanding member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants. She has facilitated multiple presentations at regional, state, and national industry-related conferences during her time in higher education and was actively involved in the Council for the Advancement and Support of Education.
James Frazier, Associate Vice President for Administration
James Frazier is the Associate Vice President for Administration for the University of Kentucky, overseeing various areas including Auxiliary Services, UK Dining, Gatton Student Center, the Club at Spindletop, Purchasing, Risk Management and Administrative Services.
James joined the University of Kentucky in August 2013 and has served in several leadership positions. James began his career in higher education working in the athletic departments at East Carolina University from 1995 to 1996 and the University of Houston from 1996 to 2000. In 2001, he transitioned to the Office of Procurement Services at Louisiana State University where he held multiple positions including Associate Director.
A native of Baton Rouge, Louisiana, he earned his bachelor’s degree from Louisiana State University. He obtained his Certified Professional Public Buyer (CPPB) certification in 2008.
Joseph Monroe, Chief, University of Kentucky Police Department
Joe Monroe was named UK Chief of Police in November 2009 following a three-year tenure as the department's Interim Chief of Police. His police career began at Transylvania University Department of Public Safety in 1991 before joining the UK Police Department in 1994.
The longest serving Police Chief at UK since its inception in 1972, Joe also is the first Chief of Police to advance through the ranks at UK after starting as an officer. Joe oversees 191 employees and an $12 million annual budget. During his tenure at the UK Police Department, he has served as Patrol Officer, Detective and Patrol Supervisor roles as a Sergeant and Lieutenant, in addition to serving as Major of Administration before becoming Chief.
Joe also was instrumental in the restructuring of campus safety units at the UK, where he now oversees the operations of the police, security for UK HealthCare facilities, campus security technology and several other units. Additionally, he leads the university’s Crisis Management Response team efforts.
In August 2020, Joe was named the President of the Kentucky Association of Chiefs of Police. He holds a bachelor's degree in medical management from Carson-Newman College and is a graduate of the Department of Criminal Justice Training Academy’s Criminal Justice Executive Development Program and School of Strategic Leadership, in addition to the International Association of Campus Law Enforcement Administrators Executive Development Institute and the FBI National Academy Session # 220, FBI LEEDS # 71, LEEDA Command Institute.
Todd Shupp, Chief Investment Officer
Todd Shupp joined the University of Kentucky in January 2015 as the university’s first Chief Investment Officer. In this role, Todd is responsible for managing the $1.6 billion endowment portfolio in adherence with its objective of generating attractive returns that ensure perpetual support to the university. Prior to joining UK, Todd was a Manager Research Consultant and Principal at RVK, an institutional investment consulting firm, where he worked closely with UK for several years. He began his career at The Vanguard Group, where he held a variety of roles supporting the investment management function. Todd graduated Magna Cum Laude from West Chester University with a BS in Finance. He is a CFA charterholder.
George Ward, Executive Director for Coldstream Research Park and Real Estate
George Ward serves in several roles at the University of Kentucky including the Executive Director of the Coldstream Research Campus, the President of Kentucky Technology, Inc., and an adjunct professor in the Hospitality Management and Tourism program. Ward has 35 years of executive experience including technology based economic development, hotel and real estate development, finance and business operations, and government relations. Ward is a co-founder of H&W Management Co. Inc., a regional hotel development and real estate company and served as its President for 18 years. He was appointed Kentucky State Parks Commissioner in 2004 and later served as Kentucky's Commerce Cabinet Secretary for 2 years. Ward currently serves on the board of directors of the Transit Authority of Lexington and the North YMCA, is a member of the Bluegrass Regional Public Policy Council, and is an active participant in Lexington's high-tech entrepreneurial community. He and his wife, Lorie, have six children, including two UK graduates and two others that have been or are currently enrolled at the University of Kentucky.
Melody Flowers, Executive Director for Strategic Analysis and Policy
Melody joined the EVPFA team in January 2014, following leadership roles at UK as the Director of Financial Model Implementation and Assistant Director of Strategic Planning for UK HealthCare. Prior to returning to Kentucky, Melody served several years in progressively senior roles in the Office of Financial Strategy and Planning at Harvard University. In addition, Melody brings years of experience from the non-profit and government sectors. Melody, a Singletary Scholar and Truman Scholar originally from Huntington, WV, earned her bachelor’s in Political Science from UK and her master’s in public policy from Harvard.