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3rd Provost Candidate to Participate in Open Forum

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LEXINGTON, Ky. (April 21, 2022) — After an extensive national search, the University of Kentucky will bring multiple finalists for Provost to the campus for forums and meetings, which began the week of April 18. 

The third candidate will participate in an open forum on Friday, April 22. 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 72 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.

Note: The time period for the community to provide feedback was extended from 48 hours to 72 hours after the conclusion of the candidate's visit. Additionally, candidates' materials (names, CVs and videos of the forums) will be available on the search webpage for 72 hours (extended from 48). 

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.