Eli Capilouto

House Bill 7 Adopted, to be Signed into Law

Published: Feb 21, 2013

Dear Colleagues and Students,

 

On Wednesday, the Kentucky General Assembly overwhelmingly adopted House Bill 7. It now goes to Governor Steve Beshear for his signature.

 

This is, without question, an important moment in the life of our university.

 

It signals that we have the confidence of our state’s policymakers as we strive to find innovative avenues to earn our way forward. As importantly, it underscores our commitment to putting our undergraduate and graduate students first in everything that we do – from the classrooms and living spaces that we construct to the research space we design and build to embolden our faculty and better equip us to serve.

 

This legislation authorizes us to self-finance three projects, totaling $275 million.

 

  • A $65 million renovation and expansion of the Gatton College of Business and Economics, made possible through the generosity of donors.
  • A $100 million Science and Academic Building. UK Athletics is funding nearly two-thirds, $65 million, of this modern learning and research space -- perhaps an unprecedented move in American higher education.
  • A $110 million renovation of Commonwealth Stadium and the Nutter Training and Recruiting Center, financed completely by Athletics.

 

The Governor, scores of legislators, our students, faculty, and staff; and our alumni and friends throughout the Commonwealth have played a significant role in the success of this legislation. Much has been accomplished and we should all take a moment to reflect on this important moment. But there is much more still to do.

 

Buildings must be planned for, designed and constructed. Numerous discussions and planning sessions – with faculty, staff and students – will have to take place to ensure that these structures accomplish our short-term goals, but with the future in mind. We must contemplate not only what students and faculty need today, but we must address fundamental questions such as what do education, science and research look like far into the future.

 

We have seen, together, what we can do. I am excited about what lies ahead. Thank you for all you have done to make this moment possible.

 

Eli Capilouto

bbnunited1.jpg
August
 
1
UK Writing Center Open for Summer Session 2 (June 9-August 4)
Mon
2
UK Writing Center Open for Summer Session 2 (June 9-August 4)
Tue
3
UK Writing Center Open for Summer Session 2 (June 9-August 4)
Wed
4
UK Writing Center Open for Summer Session 2 (June 9-August 4)
End of the Summer II 2016 Eight-Week Session
Thu
5
 
Fri
6
 
Sat
7
 
Sun
8
 
Mon
9
 
Tue
10
 
Wed
11
 
Thu
12
 
Fri
13
Parent and Families Open House
Sat
14
 
Sun
15
 
Mon
16
UK Women's Forum Board Meeting
Tue
17
 
Wed
18
 
Thu
19
K Week Kick-off
Off-campus Freshmen Check-in
Parent and Families Reception
Fri
20
New Student Induction Ceremony
Big Blue U
Getting Around Campus and Beyond
Campus Ruckus
Sat
21
UK Lex-Mart
K Team Lunch
Late-night Target Run
Sun
22
TEAL Classrooms Open House
TEAL Classrooms Open House
TEAL Classrooms Open House
TEAL Classrooms Open House
Dinner with your K Team
Mon
23
We Are UK
TEAL Classrooms Open House
TEAL Classrooms Open House
TEAL Classrooms Open House
TEAL Classrooms Open House
Campus Tours for K Teams
Tue
24
First Day of School Photos
First day of classes of Fall 2016
Wed
25
Pedalpalooza
First Day of School Photos
Thu
26
OCSS Wildcat Block Watch
Fri
27
Louis Zoellar Bickett: Saving Myself
Red River Gorge Adventure Trip for Out-of-State Students
Music Workshop for Teachers and Students: Michael Chandler
Flight 5191 Tenth Anniversary Memorial Service
Sat
28
Louis Zoellar Bickett: Saving Myself
Sun
29
Louis Zoellar Bickett: Saving Myself
Mon
30
Louis Zoellar Bickett: Saving Myself
Last Day to Add a Class for Fall 2016
Last Day to Withdraw to Receive 80% Refund
Tue
31
Louis Zoellar Bickett: Saving Myself
Wed
 
 
 
Aug 24
First Day of School Photos 08/24/2016

Thu, 08/25/2016

Fri, 08/26/2016

Sat, 08/27/2016 - Sun, 11/27/2016

Reset Page