LEXINGTON, Ky. (Oct. 7, 2020) — The year 2020 has definitely been defined by the COVID-19 pandemic. People, governments, businesses and organizations around the world have been working their hardest to deal with this virus and its effects. At the University of Kentucky, none have been more involved in efforts to keep the UK community safe while providing the highest quality education as UK President Eli Capilouto and UK Student Government Association President Courtney Wheeler.
These two campus leaders will come together at 5 p.m. today in an Instagram Live conversation discussing the impact of COVID-19, the importance of UK's efforts to contain it, and the support available to students and the entire campus community.
Tune in at 5 p.m. today (Wednesday), Oct. 7, on UK's Instagram @universityofky.
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.