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1st Forum in Dean of UK College of Education Search Takes Place Today

photo of Taylor Education Building

LEXINGTON, Ky. (April 15, 2019) — The first of three campus forums, part of a national search for the next dean of the University of Kentucky College of Education, will take place from 5-6 p.m. today, in the Taylor Education Building Auditorium.

As part of this search process, the search committee, which is dedicated to finding a qualified and visionary leader, has selected three finalists for the position. Throughout the next two weeks, these individuals will visit campus, participate in open forums and meet with constituent groups in the UK community. 

The first candidate’s curriculum vitae is available on the search website, where names and CVs for all candidates will be posted 24 hours in advance of their forums. UK community members will be able to provide anonymous feedback through the search website.

The full schedule of candidate visits is below:

  • Candidate A: 5-6 p.m. Monday, April 15, in the Taylor Education Building Auditorium;
  • Candidate B: 5-6 p.m. Monday, April 22, in the Taylor Education Building Auditorium; and
  • Candidate C: 5-6 p.m. Thursday, April 25, in Woodward Hall, Gatton College Building.

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 two years running. UK is ranked among the top 30 campuses in the nation for LGBTQ* inclusion and safety and the Chronicle of Higher Education judged us a “Great College to Work for.” 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 three 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.