Introducing the President

The following is an introduction for University of Kentucky President, Dr. Eli Capilouto. It is meant to serve as a guiding document for speakers. If the individual introducing the president has a personal connection with Dr. Capilouto, we encourage the use of personal anecdotes. Please keep introductory remarks brief.


Dr. Eli Capilouto became the 12th President of the University of Kentucky on July 1, 2011. Over the last nearly five years, he has deeply engaged with faculty, staff, students, alumni and community members to build upon the institution’s momentum. 

He has spearheaded a massive campus transformation, which has generated hundreds of millions of dollars in economic investment and extended the University’s capacity for teaching, research, service and care. His vision for Kentucky's flagship, land-grant and research university is one that prepares students for a global economy, fosters faculty creativity and discovery, supports staff development, provides critical care for communities, and conducts relevant research that impacts our region and world. 

Ladies and gentlemen, please welcome President Eli Capilouto.


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