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UK Retirement Planning Conference Honored by the Plan Sponsor Council of America

LEXINGTON, Ky. (June 23, 2020) — Last month, the Plan Sponsor Council of America (PSCA), part of the American Retirement Association (ARA), announced the winners of its 2020 Signature Awards competition. PSCA is the leading association of defined contribution plan sponsors in the U.S.

A panel of 25 business leaders evaluated and selected the winners of the 2020 Signature Awards from 120 entries in 11 categories. The University of Kentucky received second place honors in the Event and Workshops category, acknowledging the success of the 2019 Retirement Planning Conference, which was held in October 2019 and co-hosted by TIAA. This marks the first time that UK has been recognized by the PSCA.

“We are sharing the spotlight with companies such as Nestle, Best Buy and California Institute of Technology. This is a prestigious group of competitors and the award indicates the value and ingenuity in the events we provide for our employees,” says Gail Carbol, benefits manager in UK Human Resources.

A recap of the award-winning 2019 event can be viewed here. The 2020 Retirement Planning Conference will be held Friday, Oct. 30. More information will be available soon. Meanwhile, those who would like to learn more about UK’s retirement planning options can find more details here.

The University of Kentucky is increasingly the first choice for students, faculty and staff to pursue their passions and their professional goals. In the last two years, Forbes has named UK among the best employers for diversity, and INSIGHT into Diversity recognized us as a Diversity Champion three years running. UK is ranked among the top 30 campuses in the nation for LGBTQ* inclusion and safety. UK has been judged a “Great College to Work for" two years in a row, and UK is among only 22 universities in the country on Forbes' list of "America's Best Employers."  We are ranked among the top 10 percent of public institutions for research expenditures — a tangible symbol of our breadth and depth as a university focused on discovery that changes lives and communities. And our patients know and appreciate the fact that UK HealthCare has been named the state’s top hospital for four straight years. Accolades and honors are great. But they are more important for what they represent: the idea that creating a community of belonging and commitment to excellence is how we honor our mission to be not simply the University of Kentucky, but the University for Kentucky.