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'Behind the Blue': Taunya Phillips is Excited to Lead the UK Alumni Association into Homecoming 2019

LEXINGTON, Ky. (Oct. 9, 2019) — The University of Kentucky Alumni Association is fortunate to have consistently strong leadership from volunteers year in and year out. This 2019-20 academic year is no different as Danville native and proud UK graduate Taunya Phillips brings her passion and dedication to the role of president of the association.

This is Homecoming Week on campus, with fun activities abounding for alumni and students.

On this week’s edition of “Behind the Blue,” UK Public Relations and Strategic Communications’ Carl Nathe interviews Phillips about her love for Big Blue and Homecoming 2019.

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The University of Kentucky is increasingly the first choice for students, faculty and staff to pursue their passions and their professional goals. In the last two years, Forbes has named UK among the best employers for diversity, and INSIGHT into Diversity recognized us as a Diversity Champion three years running. UK is ranked among the top 30 campuses in the nation for LGBTQ* inclusion and safety. UK has been judged a “Great College to Work for" two years in a row, and UK is among only 22 universities in the country on Forbes' list of "America's Best Employers."  We are ranked among the top 10 percent of public institutions for research expenditures — a tangible symbol of our breadth and depth as a university focused on discovery that changes lives and communities. And our patients know and appreciate the fact that UK HealthCare has been named the state’s top hospital for four straight years. Accolades and honors are great. But they are more important for what they represent: the idea that creating a community of belonging and commitment to excellence is how we honor our mission to be not simply the University of Kentucky, but the University for Kentucky.