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'Behind the Blue': Opportunity and Collaboration With the UK College of Design

LEXINGTON, Ky. (March 15, 2021) — These are exciting times in the University of Kentucky College of Design, which prepares both undergraduate and graduate students for a wide array of career opportunities.

Mitzi Vernon is now in her sixth year as dean of the college. Vernon has led the college to develop new programs and expand collaborations with other academic units at UK.

And soon, construction is expected to begin on transforming an older part of campus into the new home for the College of Design, bringing students, faculty and staff together in ways not seen before.

On this episode of "Behind the Blue," UK Public Relations and Strategic Communications' Carl Nathe interviews Vernon about these topics and more

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