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2nd Provost Candidate to Participate in Open Forum

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LEXINGTON, Ky. (April 20, 2022) — After an extensive national search, the University of Kentucky will bring multiple finalists for UK Provost to the campus for forums and meetings, which began the week of April 18. 

The second candidate will participate in an open forum on Thursday, April 21. Members of the UK community are encouraged to attend and to provide feedback. 

Details on this open forum are available here.

Names and curriculum vitae (CV) will be made available to the UK community on the search webpage 24 hours prior to each finalist's campus visit.

An online survey about each candidate also will be available on the search page linked above. Feedback from the surveys will be gathered for 48 hours after the completion of each candidate's visit, providing members of our community the opportunity to assess strengths and areas of growth for each candidate.

In December, UK President Eli Capilouto announced a committee charged with conducting the search. President Capilouto will make a selection after receiving feedback from the committee and the campus. The intent is to have a new provost in place for the start of a new academic year next fall. Learn more here.

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 four years running. UK is ranked among the top 30 campuses in the nation for LGBTQ* inclusion and safety. UK has been judged a “Great College to Work for" three years in a row, 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 five 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.