jay blanton

Eli Capilouto Unanimously Elected President of UK

Published: May 3, 2011

Eli and Mary Lynne Capilouto recorded a video greeting to the campus community.

LEXINGTON, Ky. (May 3, 2011) — With a unanimous final vote today, the University of Kentucky Board of Trustees selected University of Alabama Birmingham Provost Eli Capilouto to be UK's 12th president.  To see video of the vote, visit UK's YouTube channel at

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i7MFNbVojek.

 

The vote followed a rigorous Monday of meetings and faculty, staff and student forums for Capilouto, who told the campus community that he was impressed with the university and would be honored to serve as president of UK. He will begin July 1.

 

"I have admired the University of Kentucky for a long time, and I am honored and grateful for the opportunity to lead this great institution to further success," Capilouto said.  "I was attracted to the Top 20 aspirations because I believe that you can't have big successes if you don't have big dreams.

 

"I've probably been most impressed with the people I have met over the last several days.  From the Presidential Search Committee to the Board of Trustees to the faculty, staff and students I met yesterday, you love this university, and you are truly committed to the hard work it takes to make the University of Kentucky the premiere institution you know it can be.  I look forward to us working together."

 

UK Board of Trustees Chairman Britt Brockman said, "I have been confident from the beginning of this presidential search that we could find the right person at the right time to take the University of Kentucky to even greater achievements in higher education, and I am completely convinced we have succeeded in that today," he said.  "Eli Capilouto has demonstrated the perfect combination of outstanding experience, keen intellect and innovative leadership.  I look forward to working with him to move UK and the Commonwealth of Kentucky forward."

 

As provost at UAB, Capilouto serves as the chief academic officer for a university with 11 schools and colleges, 17,543 students and some $460 million in annual external research. During his tenure, he has helped lead the adoption of the university's strategic plan, an integrated and more transparent budgeting system, and continued increases in research funding for an institution that is one of the nation's leading public medical and health sciences' campuses.

 

Capilouto has served in a variety of administrative positions at UAB as a dean in the School of Public Health and senior executive administrator. He holds a bachelor's degree from the University of Alabama, a Doctorate of Dentistry and Master's of Public Health from UAB and a Doctorate in Health Policy and Management from the Harvard University School of Public Health. 

 

He and wife Mary Lynne, a dentist and former dean of the School of Dentistry at UAB, have also been highly active in community service in the Birmingham area.

 

Capilouto succeeds Lee T. Todd Jr. who will retire June 30 after serving as president of his alma mater for 10 years.

 

"I look forward to working with Dr. Capilouto and welcoming him and his family to the UK family," said Todd. "He recognizes the potential of the University of Kentucky, and I feel confident he will build on the momentum we have already achieved." 

 

Terms of compensation were released by the university as well. The University of Kentucky and Capilouto have an agreement in principle on terms of compensation. A final contract is being developed.

 

Terms of compensation include:

Five-year contract

Base salary: $500,000

Maximum bonus: $50,000 (eligible to receive up to this amount for achievement of target goals)

Retirement Contributions and/or Deferred Compensation:

  • $75,000 (contribution to retirement plan calculated at 15 percent of annual base salary) 
  •  $50,000 (university's contribution to deferred compensation plans) 

Total compensation: $675,000

Other terms: Dr. Capilouto and his wife are required to live in a university-owned home, Maxwell Place; UK also will provide Dr. Capilouto with an automobile and membership dues.

 

President Todd's current compensation is $657,000. 

 

 

To see a video transcript of the Capilouto's greeting click here.

capilouto_gets_job_2.jpg
File Downloads
September
 
 
1
Last Day to Add a Class
Last Day to Receive 80% Refund
Suicide Prevention: Raising Awareness & Sharing Our Stories
Welcome Coffee
Game Show
Tue
2
Wildcat Wellness Meditation
Wed
3
The Late Night Film Series Presents - Rosemary's Baby
The Late Night Film Series Presents - Pitch Perfect 2
Adjusting to College
Adjusting to College
Kickoff Football Season Grill Out
Thu
4
The Late Night Film Series Presents - Akira
The Late Night Film Series Presents - Whiplash
To Live in the Borderlands: A Household Perspective on Frontier Politics from the Middle Jequetepeque Valley, Peru
Fri
5
Go Swing Dancing!
Sat
6
 
Sun
7
Labor Day
Mon
8
Wildcat Wellness Relaxation
The Late Night Film Series Presents - Ivory Tower
Tue
9
Wildcat Wellness Meditation
Wed
10
The Late Night Film Series Presents - Selena
The Late Night Film Series Presents - Jurassic World
Adjusting to College
Terrace Time Out
Thu
11
The Late Night Film Series Presents - The Great Beauty
The Late Night Film Series Presents - Predator
Friday Swing Dance Lessons - Free!
Friday Swing Dance Lessons - Free!
Accounting Internship & Career Fair
Fri
12
Bottoms Up: A Sculpture Survey
Nina Katchadourian: Collection Interventions
Wayne Koestenbaum: Unfamiliar Grammar
Sculptors On Paper
Swing Dance Lessons - Free
Sat
13
Bottoms Up: A Sculpture Survey
Nina Katchadourian: Collection Interventions
Sun
14
Bottoms Up: A Sculpture Survey
Nina Katchadourian: Collection Interventions
Kentucky Law Schools Forum
Outdoor Installation
Wildcat Wellness Expressions - Superhero
Mon
15
Bottoms Up: A Sculpture Survey
Nina Katchadourian: Collection Interventions
Outdoor Installation
Wildcat Wellness Relaxation
Women's Forum Board Meeting
Southern Sirens Concert
Tue
16
Bottoms Up: A Sculpture Survey
Nina Katchadourian: Collection Interventions
Outdoor Installation
Wildcat Wellness Meditation
Last Day to Drop a Course Without Appearing on Transcript
Wed
17
Bottoms Up: A Sculpture Survey
Nina Katchadourian: Collection Interventions
Outdoor Installation
Adjusting to College
Thu
18
Bottoms Up: A Sculpture Survey
Nina Katchadourian: Collection Interventions
Outdoor Installation
The Late Night Film Series Presents - Dark Girls
The Late Night Film Series Presents - The Pokémon Movie
LexPhil Pre-Concert Buffet
Curator Tour with Stuart Horodner
Fri
19
Bottoms Up: A Sculpture Survey
Nina Katchadourian: Collection Interventions
Swing Dance Lessons - Free
Sat
20
Bottoms Up: A Sculpture Survey
Nina Katchadourian: Collection Interventions
LexHop
Sun
21
Bottoms Up: A Sculpture Survey
Nina Katchadourian: Collection Interventions
Wildcat Wellness Expressions - Finger Painting
Mon
22
Bottoms Up: A Sculpture Survey
Nina Katchadourian: Collection Interventions
Wildcat Wellness Relaxation
Tue
23
Bottoms Up: A Sculpture Survey
Nina Katchadourian: Collection Interventions
Wildcat Wellness Meditation
Last Day to Receive 50% Refund
Thank-A-Donor Day
2 Day Business Internship & Career Fair
Pinterest Party I
Wed
24
Bottoms Up: A Sculpture Survey
Nina Katchadourian: Collection Interventions
2 Day Business Internship & Career Fair
Wildcat Wellness - Yoga for Relaxation
Wildcat Wellness - Yoga for Relaxation
Wildcat Wellness - Yoga for Relaxation
Wildcat Wellness - Yoga for Relaxation
Wildcat Wellness - Yoga for Relaxation
The Late Night Film Series Presents - Wild Tales
The Late Night Film Series Presents - Mad Max: Fury Road
Adjusting to College
Thu
25
Bottoms Up: A Sculpture Survey
Nina Katchadourian: Collection Interventions
Wayne Koestenbaum: Unfamiliar Grammar
The Late Night Film Series Presents - All.I.Can
The Late Night Film Series Presents - Nightcrawler
Fri
26
Bottoms Up: A Sculpture Survey
Nina Katchadourian: Collection Interventions
Paint the Town Blue/Banner Competition
Wayne Koestenbaum: Unfamiliar Grammar
Swing Dance Lessons - Free
Swing Dance Lessons - Free
Arts Writing Workshop
Sat
27
Bottoms Up: A Sculpture Survey
Nina Katchadourian: Collection Interventions
Paint the Town Blue/Banner Competition
Wayne Koestenbaum: Unfamiliar Grammar
Sun
28
Bottoms Up: A Sculpture Survey
Nina Katchadourian: Collection Interventions
Paint the Town Blue/Banner Competition
Wayne Koestenbaum: Unfamiliar Grammar
Wayne Koestenbaum: Unfamiliar Grammar
Wildcat Wellness Expressions - Mandala
Mon
29
Bottoms Up: A Sculpture Survey
Nina Katchadourian: Collection Interventions
Wildcat Wellness Relaxation
Wildcat Wellness Relaxation
Wayne Koestenbaum: Unfamiliar Grammar
Kitty Karnival
Tue
30
Bottoms Up: A Sculpture Survey
Nina Katchadourian: Collection Interventions
Wildcat Wellness Meditation
Wildcat Wellness Meditation
Wayne Koestenbaum: Unfamiliar Grammar
Wayne Koestenbaum: Unfamiliar Grammar
Wayne Koestenbaum: Unfamiliar Grammar
Wayne Koestenbaum: Unfamiliar Grammar
Wayne Koestenbaum: Unfamiliar Grammar
Wayne Koestenbaum: Unfamiliar Grammar
Wayne Koestenbaum: Unfamiliar Grammar
Wayne Koestenbaum: Unfamiliar Grammar
Wayne Koestenbaum: Unfamiliar Grammar
Wayne Koestenbaum: Unfamiliar Grammar
Wayne Koestenbaum: Unfamiliar Grammar
Wayne Koestenbaum: Unfamiliar Grammar
Wed
 
 
 
Sep 01
Last Day to Add a Class 09/01/2015

Tue, 09/01/2015

Repeats every week until Wed Dec 09 2015 except Wed Nov 25 2015.
Wed, 09/02/2015

Repeats every week until Thu Dec 10 2015 except Thu Nov 26 2015.
Thu, 09/03/2015

Reset Page