jay blanton

Committee Recommends Finalists for UK Presidency

Published: Apr 11, 2011

LEXINGTON, Ky. (April 11, 2011) – The University of Kentucky's Presidential Search Committee today recommended a small group of finalists to the Board of Trustees to be considered for UK's 12th president.

 

"We have an outstanding field of finalists, any one of whom would make a tremendous president for the University of Kentucky," said Jim Stuckert, chairman of the 13-member search committee. "I'm so appreciative of the tremendous teamwork and collaboration demonstrated by everyone on this committee. Now, it is the work of the board to make the difficult decision of who will lead UK going forward."

 

Candidates will now be queried by the search firm Greenwood/Asher as to whether they will allow their names to be publicly disclosed at this juncture. If all of them agree, the board will release the names, Stuckert said. If anyone of them does not agree, their names will remain confidential until a preferred candidate is selected.

 

To that end, the Board of Trustees is scheduled to meet at 7 a.m. Saturday, April 30, in Northern Kentucky to review resumes and background checks on the finalists and begin interviewing candidates. Interviews with the finalists will continue starting at 7 a.m. Sunday, May 1, and the board plans to make an announcement regarding a preferred candidate that afternoon.

 

The next day, May 2, has been set aside for campus visits with the preferred candidate. An online survey is being developed so that faculty, staff and students can provide feedback. The board will meet at its regularly scheduled time on May 3 with the hopes of formally extending an offer to the next president.

 

"We said at the outset that we were undertaking an ambitious timeline for naming a president," said Britt Brockman, chairman of the UK Board of Trustees. "Because of the work and dedication of the search committee, we've been able thus far to stay on that deadline. Now, we are in the most important phase of the search in which board members must choose from an outstanding field of candidates to select a leader who will take UK forward during a critical moment in our history."

 

Brockman and Stuckert declined to say how many finalists were chosen for fear of jeopardizing the candidate pool at this point, but they said  the field of candidates remains diverse in terms of experience both inside and outside higher education and in terms of backgrounds -- some with Kentucky ties, some without. Brockman and Stuckert also declined to discuss further the characteristics of candidates, saying only that further vetting and background checks will be taking place between now and April 30.

 

"The search committee has completed its mission -- to give the board a diverse range of outstanding candidates who can lead UK and build on the strong foundation of the last 10 years under President Lee T. Todd Jr.," Brockman said. "That phase of this process is done. Now, it is time to complete our work."

 

Todd announced in September that he would retire as UK president in June after 10 years at the helm of his alma mater. Board members hope a new president will be in position to begin July 1 at UK. 

 

 

MEDIA CONTACT: Jay Blanton, (859) 257-6605 or 699-0041; jay.blanton@uky.edu

main_bldg_front_1_2005.jpg
September
 
1
Employee Educational Assistance Award
Labor Day - Academic Holiday
Mon
2
Employee Educational Assistance Award
Internship Info Session
Student/Faculty/Staff Mixer
Tue
3
Employee Educational Assistance Award
LNFS Presents: The Wolf of Wall Street
Last Day to Add a Class
Last Day to Drop a Course with 80% Refund
UK Volunteer Fair
Wed
4
LNFS Presents: Children of Men
LNFS Presents: How To Train Your Dragon 2
Black and Latino Male Initiative
Advance Your Swagger: A Night with Fonzworth Bentely
Thu
5
Kentucky Volleyball vs. Northern Iowa
Kentucky Volleyball vs. USC
LNFS Presents: Spirited Away
LNFS Presents: Mulan
Fri
6
Free Saturday Swing Dance Lessons
Kentucky Football vs. Ohio
Kentucky Volleyball vs. Creighton
Lets Swing Dance!
Sat
7
Kentucky Women's Soccer vs. Morehead State
Sun
8
Diversity Organization's Council
Kosher/Soul? (Jewish, African American & Appalachian culture Fuse)
Mon
9
Rock Star Professionalism Series
Tue
10
Massage on the Go
College: Do the Right Thing- A conversation with Dr. Smith
LNFS Presents: Fight Club
Wed
11
LNFS Presents: Mr & Mrs Smith
LNFS Presents: 22 Jump Street
Thu
12
LNFS Presents: Searching For Sugarman
LNFS Presents: Sin City
Fri
13
Free Saturday Swing Dance Lessons
Men's Soccer vs. ETSU
Sat
14
Kentucky Women's Soccer vs. Pepperdine
Sun
15
Kentucky Week Farmer's MarCat and Craft Fair
Majestic U.N.I.T.Y.
Mon
16
Justice Delayed not Justice Denied: A Talk with Dough Jones
PRHBTN Gallery Reception and Concert
Men's Soccer vs. Xavier
Tue
17
Internship Info Session
Last Day to Drop a Course Without Appearing on Transcript
Caregiver Support Group
LNFS Presents: The Immigrant
Wed
18
LNFS Presents: Watermark
LNFS Presents: X-Men: Days of Future Past
Kentucky Volleyball vs. Lipscomb
Thu
19
LNFS Presents: A Band Called Death
LNFS Presents: Prisoners
Men's Soccer vs. Furman
Fri
20
Kentucky Volleyball vs. Xavier
Sat
21
 
Sun
22
Kentucky Law Schools Forum
Mon
23
Employer Showcase
Men's Soccer vs. Lousville
Tue
24
Employer Showcase
Last Day to Drop a Course with 50% Refund
UK Elder Care Lunch & Learn
LNFS Presents: Saving Mr. Banks
Wed
25
LNFS Presents: Culture Jam
LNFS Presents: Maleficent
Thu
26
LNFS Presents: Ponyo
LNFS Presents: The Little Mermaid
Women's Soccer vs. Mississippi State
Fri
27
Kentucky Football vs. Vanderbilt
Free Saturday Swing Dance Lessons
Sat
28
Kentucky Women's Soccer vs. Auburn
Sun
29
 
Mon
30
 
Tue
 
 
 
 
Sep 01
Labor Day - Academic Holiday 09/01/2014
Reset Page