LEXINGTON, Ky. (April 27, 2022) — After an extensive national search, the University of Kentucky will bring multiple finalists for a new dean of the College of Arts and Sciences to the campus for forums and meetings, beginning this week. The outstanding finalists represent a holistically diverse pool of candidates who will be engaging with the community in a number of ways.
The second candidate will participate in an open forum noon Thursday, April 28. Members of the UK community are encouraged to attend and to provide feedback.
Names and CVs of finalists will be made available to the UK community 24 hours prior to their campus visits. At that time, the candidate’s name and CV will be posted on the search webpage and will be shared via email with the individuals and groups with whom they are scheduled to interact during the visit.
Following each forum, an online survey about the candidate will also be available on the search webpage. Feedback from the survey will be gathered for 48 hours after the completion of the candidate’s visit, providing members of the UK community the opportunity to assess strengths and areas of growth for each candidate.
UK Acting Provost Robert S. DiPaola announced a committee charged with conducting the search. He will make a selection after receiving feedback from the committee and campus. The intent is to have a new dean in place early this summer. Learn more here.
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