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'Behind the Blue': Preparing for Fall 2022 With UK Chief Enrollment Officer Christine Harper

LEXINGTON, Ky. (Nov. 1, 2021) — The University of Kentucky is once again accepting new Wildcats, this time for the Fall 2022 semester. As high school students and families prepare to embark upon the college journey, and transfer students consider becoming part of the Big Blue Nation, the decisions they face can become daunting at times. Deadlines, degree paths, even whether or not college is the right choice at all — the University of Kentucky Office of Enrollment Management serves to assist students in making many of these decisions that will shape their future.

Christine Harper serves as the associate vice president for Student Success and chief enrollment officer for the university. With over 20 years of higher education experience in areas of enrollment management and student affairs, Harper brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the Enrollment Management team. Currently, Harper leads the offices of Undergraduate Admissions, Student Financial Aid and Scholarships, New Student Orientation, First Year Experience and Parent and Family Association.

On this episode of “Behind the Blue,” Harper discusses her role at the university and shares the knowledge she has gained in that role to help students and their families have the best college search experience possible.

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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.