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Second Forum in Dean of UK Libraries Search Takes Place Today

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LEXINGTON, Ky. (March 21, 2019) — The second of four campus forums, part of the University of Kentucky's national search for the next dean of UK Libraries, will take place from 4-5 p.m. today, in Woodward Hall in the Gatton College Building. 

As part of this search process, the search committee, which is dedicated to finding a qualified and visionary leader, has selected four 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 and second candidates' curricula vitae are 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: 4-5 p.m. Monday, March 18, in Woodward Hall, Gatton College of Business of Economics;
  • Candidate B: 4-5 p.m. Thursday, March 21, in Woodward Hall, Gatton College of Business of Economics;
  • Candidate C: 4-5 p.m. Monday, March 25, in the UK Athletics Auditorium, William T. Young Library; and
  • Candidate D: 4-5 p.m. Thursday, March 28, in the UK Athletics Auditorium, William T. Young Library.

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. The Chronicle of Higher Education judged us a “Great College to Work for,”  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 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.