Friday, May 2, 2014
Next week will be filled with opportunities for the campus to engage with "see tomorrow." The University of Kentucky Strategic Plan.
On Monday, Working Group #6, "Have a Meaningful Impact on the Commonwealth and Community" will host a Town Hall at 12 p.m. in the UK Athletics Association Auditorium in the William T. Young Library, facilitated by Lisa Higgins-Hord.
On Tuesday, Working Group #4, "Transform the Campus, Brand and Infrastructure at UK" will host a Town Hall at 11 a.m. in the UK Athletics Association Auditorium in the William T. Young Library, facilitated by Angie Martin and Michael Tick.
Town Halls represent opportunities for the community to learn about the Strategic Plan and to share ideas about our university’s future. The campus is encouraged to attend, ask questions and provide feedback to the Working Groups.
On Thursday, Buck Goldstein, the University Entrepreneur in Residence and a Professor of the Practice in the Department of Economics at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, will present as the next speaker in the "see tomorrow." Speaker Series.
Goldstein will speak on Thursday, May 8, at 9 a.m. in the Lexmark Public Room.
Buck Goldstein has been involved in entrepreneurship most of his professional life. After six years as a practicing attorney, in 1982 he co-founded Information America, an online information company that developed hundreds of products from databases of public records collected and compiled from courthouses throughout the United States. Over the next sixteen years he led the company from start-up through several stages of venture capital financing to an initial public offering.
Goldstein has been recognized as Entrepreneur of the Year by the Information Industry Association and Information America appeared numerous times in the Inc 500 list of rapidly growing businesses. In 1998, Goldstein founded NetWorth Partners, a venture capital fund focusing on information based enterprises with Mellon Ventures as its largest investor. NetWorth combined with Mellon Ventures in 2000 and Goldstein became a Mellon Ventures Partner. He served on the Board of Directors of both private and public companies during his tenure at Mellon Ventures.