Phase II

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At the University of Kentucky, our mission is to do more, and be more, for our state through the education, research, service, and care we provide in every corner of the Commonwealth and far beyond our borders. But to meet our growing mission for Kentucky, we must find ways to continue to grow the revenues we need to do the work our state and the world require.

 

As we close another academic year, implementation of the priorities for Phase I of Our Path Forward continues. Implementation teams are shaping our first-year class and ensuring that we deploy the necessary resources to retain more students into the fall. The University launched new online programs in several disciplines and is building the necessary platforms and processes for more robust online and summer education. In this newsletter, you can learn more about the growth in Project Graduate and changes to the institution’s procurement system. Finally, the University’s carbon-reduction program has the potential to yield several million dollars over several years—dollars that would help meet the mission of Robinson Forest to serve Eastern Kentucky, while generating revenues for UK’s efforts in the region.

 

While the implementation of Phase I continues, multi-unit teams comprised of faculty, staff, students, and administrators are developing concepts for Phase II. The goal is for each concept team to create a short list of concepts that could offer significant financial impact to the institution. This may include deeper explorations of opportunities not pursued last year, or new opportunities not yet considered. Concept teams are asked to do some initial rough financial impact estimates and identify potential positive and negative aspects but are not required to develop full business plans. Five concept teams are focusing on additional strategies to generate new revenues, maximize alternative revenue streams, improve efficiencies and effectiveness across our operations, expand the return on UK’s outreach and service, and examine our current structure and staffing. Strategies for Phase II are projected to be delivered to the Provost and Executive Vice President for Finance and Administration by the end of May 2019.  

 

This exercise is a collective one and our success thus far would not be possible without the support and contributions of the UK community. We look forward to continuing Our Path Forward, and we will provide additional updates at each milestone.

 

 

Concept Team 1 ​- New Revenues

  • Rudy Buchheit, Dean (Chair), College of Engineering 
  • Christian Brady, Dean, Honors College
  • Scott Lephart, Dean, College of Health Sciences
  • Mark Kornbluh, Dean, Arts and Sciences 
  • Lisa Wilson, Associate Provost for Finance and Administration
  • Todd Brann, Director, Analytics and Assessment, Academic Excellence 
  • Kathi Kern, Director, Center for the Enhancement of Learning and Teaching 
  • Angie Martin, Vice President for Financial Planning and Chief Budget Officer 
  • Craig Rudick, Executive Director, Institutional Research and Lead Data Scientist
  • Nicole Jenkins, Executive Associate Dean for Administration, College of Business and Economics 
  • Mary Vosevich, Vice President of Facilities
  • Christine Harper, Associate Provost for Enrollment 
  • Sue Roberts, Associate Provost for Internationalization 
  • Joan Mazur, University Senate 
  • Aaron Vaught, Staff Senate 

 

Concept Team 2 - Other Revenues 

  • Kip Guy, Dean (Chair), College of Pharmacy 
  • Larry Holloway, Interim Dean, College of Dentistry 
  • Janie Heath, Dean, College of Nursing 
  • Deirdre Scaggs, Interim Dean, University Libraries 
  • Rodney Andrews, Director, Center for Applied Energy Research
  • Susan Krauss, Treasurer, University Financial Services 
  • Brent Pieper, Senior Executive Director, Major Gifts and Campaign Planning
  • Ian McClure, Director, Office of Technology Commercialization 
  • Susannah Denomme, Senior Executive Director, Philanthropy
  • Greg Heileman, Associate Provost for Student and Academic Life
  • Bruce Webb, University Senate 
  • Jeff Bosken, Staff Senate 

 

Concept Team 3 - Efficiencies and Effectiveness

  • Derek Lane, Dean (Chair), College of Communication and Information 
  • Barry Swanson, Chief Procurement Officer 
  • Simon Sheather, Dean, College of Business and Economics 
  • Mitzi Vernon, Dean, College of Design 
  • Bob DiPaola, Dean, College of Medicine 
  • Leslie Vincent, University Senate 
  • Kristen Cheser, Assistant Provost, Finance and Operations
  • Brian Nichols, Chief Information Officer 
  • James Frazier, Executive Director, Risk Management and Administrative Services 
  • Mary Henderson, Staff Senate 
  • Chris Crumrine, Deputy Chief of Staff, Office of the President

 

Concept Team 4 - Outreach and Service

  • Nancy Cox, Dean (Chair), Public Health
  • Mark Shanda, Dean, College of Fine Arts
  • Rosetta Sandidge, Interim Dean, College of Education
  • Ann Vail, Interim Dean, College of Social Work 
  • Melody Flowers, Executive Director for Strategic Analysis and Policy, Office of the EVPFA
  • Becky Farthing, Strategic Planning and Financial Analyst, Office of the Provost 
  • John Nash, University Senate 
  • Elijah Wilson, Staff Senate 
  • George Ward, Executive Director, Coldstream Research Campus 

 

Concept Team 5 - Structures and Staffing

  • Donna Arnett, Dean (Chair), Public Health 
  • David Brennan, Dean, College of Law 
  • Jennifer Bird-Pollan, Chair, University Senate 
  • Kim Wilson, Vice President, Human Resources 
  • Brian Jackson, Interim Dean, Graduate School 
  • Kirsten Turner, Associate Provost, Academic and Student Affairs 
  • Shannon Means, Director of Policy and Data Analysis, University Budget Office 
  • Jenny Minier, University Senate 
  • Ann Eads, Staff Senate 

 

Standing Small Work Group 

  • Larry Holloway, Vice Provost
  • Shannon Means, Director of Policy and Data Analysis, University Budget Office 
  • Craig Rudick, Executive Director, Institutional Research and Lead Data Scientist
  • Kirsten Turner, Associate Provost, Academic and Student Affairs 
  • Kristen Cheser, Assistant Provost, Finance and Operations
  • Chris Crumrine, Deputy Chief of Staff, Office of the President
  • Brooke Davis, Finance and Business Analyst, Office of the EVPFA
  • Angie Martin, Vice President for Financial Planning and Chief Budget Officer 
  • Baron Wolf, Assistant Vice President for Research Strategy and Data Analytics, Office of the Vice President for Research
  • Melody Flowers, Executive Director for Strategic Analysis and Policy, Office of the EVPFA
  • Jay Blanton, Executive Director, Public Relations and Marketing