'UK at The Half': President Eli Capilouto talks about efforts to accelerate Kentucky

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University of Kentucky campus. Mark Cornelison | UK Photo

LEXINGTON, Ky. (March 20, 2024) — University of Kentucky President Eli Capilouto continues to engage with faculty, staff and students across campus about shared governance as part of the ongoing work to accelerate the university’s efforts to advance Kentucky.

Learn more by listening to this "UK at the Half," which aired last Friday, March 15, during the Wildcats' SEC Tournament game against Texas A&M.


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.