Behind the Blue: A Campus Walk With Sonja Feist-Price

LEXINGTON, Ky. (Nov. 3, 2017) A central tenet of the University of Kentucky’s 2015-2020 Strategic Plan is ongoing work toward diversity and inclusivity. To that end, the Office for Institutional Diversity serves the entire university community, working to implement ideas, collaborate on outreach and recruitment efforts, and to enhance student retention and achievement.

In March of 2017, UK named Sonja Feist-Price as vice president for institutional diversity. Feist-Price has been at UK for nearly 25 years as a leading scholar in the College of Education. She also has served as academic ombud, and most recently as a senior assistant provost for faculty affairs.

On this week’s episode of "Behind the Blue," Feist-Price joins UK Public Relations and Marketing’s Amy Jones-Timoney on a walk across campus. In their conversation, they discuss her new role on campus, the joy she gets from working with students, and how she incorporates diverse perspectives from across campus to impact the lives of students, faculty and staff.

The idea behind “Campus Walks” is to get out of the office and onto campus with members of the UK community, to have in-depth, authentic conversations about our university with the people working so hard to advance the university's mission of education, research and service. A video of the walk can be seen here.

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UK is the University for Kentucky. At UK, we are educating more students, treating more patients with complex illnesses and conducting more research and service than at any time in our 150-year history. To read more about the UK story and how you can support continued investment in your university and the Commonwealth, go to: uky.edu/uk4ky. #uk4ky #seeblue