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'Behind the Blue': Mary Vosevich Leads UK Facilities Management

LEXINGTON, Ky. (June 26, 2019) The University of Kentucky campus in Lexington is a big place, nearly 800 acres in area. Add in hundreds of buildings, ranging in age from brand new to more than 100 years old, and it’s a lot to keep track of and take care of.

Overseeing this effort is the job of UK’s Vice President for Facilities Management and Chief Facilities Officer Mary Vosevich, who joined the UK family in 2014 after a long career at the University of New Mexico.

On this week’s episode of “Behind the Blue,” UK Public Relations and Strategic Communication’s Carl Nathe talks with Vosevich about her responsibilities, the work that her people do each and every day, and the future outlook for the campus.

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