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UK Supplier Diversity to host construction outreach event

LEXINGTON, Ky. (Nov. 14, 2022) — The University of Kentucky Supplier Diversity team will be holding a Construction Outreach event  from 9:30 a.m. to noon Tuesday, Nov. 15, inside the Gatton Student Center (Ballrooms B and C). The event is designed to introduce contractors, subcontractors and professional service providers to the process of doing business with the university.

Those who attend will learn about the:

  • UK Supplier Diversity Program;
  • upcoming construction projects;
  • UK construction project managers and staff; and
  • UK construction procurement team.

Attendees will also have the opportunity to network with construction managers, general construction managers, subcontractors and professional services professionals.

TriState Minority Supplier Development Council and Kentucky Procurement Technical Assistance Center partnered with UK Supplier Diversity to make this event possible.

Parking will be available at The Cornerstone Garage (Parking Structure #5). ADA spaces are available.

More details about the event can be found on To register for the event, click here.

As the state’s flagship, land-grant institution, the University of Kentucky exists to advance the Commonwealth. We do that by preparing the next generation of leaders — placing students at the heart of everything we do — and transforming the lives of Kentuckians through education, research and creative work, service and health care. We pride ourselves on being a catalyst for breakthroughs and a force for healing, a place where ingenuity unfolds. It's all made possible by our people — visionaries, disruptors and pioneers — who make up 200 academic programs, a $476.5 million research and development enterprise and a world-class medical center, all on one campus.   

In 2022, UK was ranked by Forbes as one of the “Best Employers for New Grads” and named a “Diversity Champion” by INSIGHT into Diversity, a testament to our commitment to advance Kentucky and create a community of belonging for everyone. While our mission looks different in many ways than it did in 1865, the vision of service to our Commonwealth and the world remains the same. We are the University for Kentucky.