Campus News

A Special Message From UK President Eli Capilouto

LEXINGTON, Ky. (March 24, 2020) — In the midst of this rapidly evolving, challenging time, University of Kentucky President Eli Capilouto shared a special video message with the entire campus community.

Watch Capilouto's message above. 

For the most up-to-date information regarding UK's plans and preparedness in addressing challenges surrounding COVID-19, please go to the university's special micro site at  

photo of campus from downtown
Mark Cornelison | UK Photo.

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.