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3rd Forum in Executive Director of Gatton Student Center Search Takes Place Today

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LEXINGTON, Ky. (April 24, 2019) — The third and final forum, part of a national search for the next executive director of the University of Kentucky's Gatton Student Center, will take place from 2:15-3:15 p.m. today (Wednesday), in the E. Britt Brockman Senate Chamber in the Gatton Student Center.

The search committee identified candidates who will visit campus, participate in open forums and meet with constituent groups throughout the UK community. Community members will have the opportunity to provide anonymous feedback afterward. Names and resumés for the candidates will be posted on the search webpage 24 hours in advance of their campus forums. Dates, times and locations for those forums are available below.

  • Candidate A: 2:15 to 3:15 p.m. Friday, April 19, in the Lexmark Room of the Main Building;
  • Candidate B: 2:15 to 3:15 p.m. Tuesday, April 23, in the Lexmark Room of the Main Building; and 
  • Candidate C: 2:15 to 3:15 p.m. Wednesday, April 24, in the E. Britt Brockman Senate Chamber in the Gatton Student Center.

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