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'Behind the Blue': Keith Wynn strives to help unlock potential and possibilities for transfer students

Keith Wynn at the UK Transfer Fair. Carter Skaggs | UKphoto
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LEXINGTON, Ky. (June 20, 2024) — For Keith Wynn, University of Kentucky's assistant director of transfer recruitment, the journey to higher education wasn’t a traditional one. From dropping out of high school and working various jobs to earning his GED and eventually taking the ACT, his perseverance led him through multiple schools and changes in majors before earning his degree in 2007.

Wynn’s experiences have shaped his passion for helping others, especially transfer students, find their own paths in higher education. Those qualities of resilience and dedication are now ones he instills in the students he supports. As an admissions counselor, he discovered a deep-seated passion for guiding students through their educational journeys, emphasizing that nontraditional paths are just as valuable and impactful.

On this episode of “Behind the Blue,” Wynn talks about how he encourages students to break through self-imposed limitations and seize opportunities available at UK, including understanding their own potential and the breadth of possibilities awaiting them.

You can find more information about transfer admission here.

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