Dean, College of Dentistry

The University of Kentucky is conducting a national search for a transformative leader to serve as Dean of the College of Dentistry. The College is seeking Dean candidates with outstanding records of scholarly activity and administrative experience sufficient to administer the college and associated programs.


Search Committee

  • Kip Guy, Dean, College of Pharmacy, co-chair
  • Nicole Jenkins, Executive Associate Dean for Administration, Faculty, and Research, Gatton College of Business and Economics, co-chair
  • Bobbi Jo Allen, staff member 
  • Cindy Beeman, faculty member
  • DeShana Collett, faculty member 
  • Anne Deatrick, student 
  • Reny De Leeuw, faculty member 
  • Walied El-Domiaty, resident 
  • Rodney Jackson, alumnus
  • Cliff Lowdenback, alumnus 
  • Tom McConnell, faculty member 
  • Ivan Ralls, staff member 
  • Raven Reeves, student
  • Luciana Shaddox, faculty member 
  • David Thornton, faculty member 
  • Steve Tucker, faculty member 
  • Emily Winfrey, faculty member 


Open Forums

Two open forums took place during December.



For further information about the search process or to nominate a potential candidate, please contact We appreciate your insights, and we will continue to share updates throughout the process.