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UK Women's Forum Announces New Board Members

LEXINGTON, Ky. (June 12, 2020) — The University of Kentucky Women’s Forum has announced its board members elected for the 2020-2021 academic year. 

The 2020-2021 Executive Committee members are: 

  • Drew Elisabeth Ard (Chair), University Events  
  • C. Lynn Hiler (Past-Chair), Chellgren Center for Undergraduate Excellence 
  • Alli Lake (Chair-Elect), Student Organizations and Activities 
  • Paige Noland (Treasurer), Office of the President   
  • Emily Sallee (Secretary), Office of Nationally Competitive Awards

Newly elected board members are: 

  • Sarah Alegria, University Relations 
  • Neale Benjamin, College of Arts & Sciences - Academic Advising 
  • Candace Bramley-Hardesty, Master of Business Administration Center  
  • Sarah DeVriendt, College of Education – Office for Undergraduate Advising and Student Success 
  • Dee Dlugonski, Training and Clinical Nutrition 
  • Mallory Griffith, Fraternity and Sorority Life 
  • Tricia Hensley, Student Organizations & Activities 
  • Chaquenta Neal, Enrollment Management  
  • Paige Noland, Office of the President 
  • Tara Owens, College of Arts and Sciences 
  • Emily Sallee, Office of Nationally Competitive Awards 
  • Tamika Tompoulidis, Lewis Honors College  

These new members will join returning members: 

  • Jennifer Edwards, Information Technology Services 
  • Jennifer Haynes, Office for Faculty Advancement 
  • Franny Henkel, International Center 
  • Hannah LeGris, Lewis Honors College 
  • Lauren Lynch, Training Resource Center/College of Social Work 
  • Ely Medina, Student Organizations and Activities 
  • Kristen Pickett, College of Arts and Sciences 

The Women’s Forum will start planning for the new academic year via a Zoom retreat June 16.  Visit the UK Women's Forum website to learn more about the organization and its signature events, including the annual conference and the Sarah Bennett Holmes Award. Details about monthly professional development and the Employee Educational Assistance Awards will be shared later this summer. 

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.