Campus News

Jackson Discusses Diversity With Campus Community

LEXINGTON, Ky. (Dec. 9, 2010) -- University of Kentucky Vice President for Institutional Diversity Judy J.J.” Jackson has scheduled an informal chat with faculty, staff and students on Friday, Dec. 10, from at 11:30 a.m. in 130 University Health Service Building, located at 830 South Limestone.

The chat, organized and sponsored by the University Senate and the Staff Senate, is an opportunity for members of UK’s community to talk in an informal setting with the vice president about a variety of issues related to diversity and inclusion.

“I look forward to this campus community chat. We must tap every resource we have available to us to achieve our goals for an inclusive Top 20 university,” said Jackson.

The occasion marks the second event in a new series of informal chats with administrators across campus.

“We hope that these chats with administrators can bring the University of Kentucky community together and aid in strengthening our common goals with respect to our educational mission,” said Hollie Swanson, Senate Council chair and professor in the Department of Molecular and Biomedical Pharmacology.

“The staff and university senates are working more closely this year by offering these informal chats with our administrators. Our hope is that we will become a more cohesive university with one goal to serve and educate the people of the Commonwealth through our land grant mission of teaching, research and outreach,” said Jann Burks, Staff Senate chair.

Anyone interested in participating but who cannot attend can register to participate electronically via a webinar. Space is limited. Register at

If you have suggestions or comments about future informal chats, please email Staff Senate Chair Jann Burks at