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Behind the Blue: A Campus Walk With UK President Eli Capilouto

LEXINGTON, Ky. (Sept. 1, 2017) This fall, members of the class of 2021 are experiencing a campus that has been transformed with student success at its core.

During the past six years, the University of Kentucky has invested more than $2.3 billion in facilities designed to support students. New residence halls, innovative classrooms and learning spaces, along with modern lab space create boundless opportunities for our newest Wildcats to learn, discover and grow.

With students already moving onto campus, we wanted to spend some time with University of Kentucky President Eli Capilouto to get his thoughts on the upcoming academic year.

Since UK’s president loves to walk the campus, this episode of "Behind the Blue" is taken from our “Campus Walks” video series produced by UK Public Relations and Marketing. Capilouto joins UKPR’s Amy Jones-Timoney in a discussion on topics including campus renovation, the significance of Maxwell Place, and the mission and responsibility of the university to the Commonwealth.

The idea behind “Campus Walks” is to get out of the office and onto campus with members of the UK community, to have in-depth, authentic conversations about our university with the people working hard to advance our mission of education, research and service. You can also watch the video of our walk. Click here for segment 1here for segment 2here for segment 3 and here for segment 4.

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UK is the University for Kentucky. At UK, we are educating more students, treating more patients with complex illnesses and conducting more research and service than at any time in our 150-year history. To read more about the UK story and how you can support continued investment in your university and the Commonwealth, go to: uky.edu/uk4ky. #uk4ky #seeblue