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UK Board Committees’ Expertise Reflects Commitment to Campus

LEXINGTON, Ky. (Oct. 18, 2019) University of Kentucky Board of Trustees Chair Robert Vance on Friday announced appointments to the committees that conduct the work of UK’s leading policy-making body.

For the first time in memory, six of the board’s seven policy-oriented committees are chaired by women, Vance said.

“We are fortunate to have members who bring to the table different perspectives and deep levels of expertise in the areas of policy they will be called upon to consider as we serve Kentucky’s university and the state,” Vance said. “The board also should reflect the growing diversity of our campus community and these appointments demonstrate our support for that commitment as well.”

Board committees and chairs include:

  • Officers:
    • Robert Vance, Chair
    • Jennifer Barber, Vice Chair
    • Cammie Grant, Secretary
    • Other members of the executive committee, in addition to the officers, include Barbara Young, Britt Brockman and Skip Berry
  • Academic and Student Affairs Chair Rachel Webb
  • Audit and Compliance Committee Chair Skip Berry
  • Finance Committee Chair Kim McCann
  • Human Resources and University Relations Chair Cammie Grant
  • Investment Committee Chair Elizabeth McCoy
  • Nominating Committee Chair Frank Shoop
  • University Athletics Chair Jennifer Barber
  • University Health Care Chair Barbara Young

The full list of committees can be found here:

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.