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Campus Walk: Meet Dean Jennifer Greer

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LEXINGTON, Ky. (June 24, 2020) — “We turn passions into professions” is the new, fitting motto for the University of Kentucky College of Communication and Information. The college — which houses the Department of Communication, the School of Journalism and Media, the Department of Integrated Strategic Communication, the School of Information Science, and the Graduate Program in Communication — provides the building blocks for its students, faculty and staff to be lifelong learners.

On this campus walk, watch why it's so important to UK College of Communication and Information Dean Jennifer Greer to help her students turn their passions into careers they love.

“Regardless of which path you take in the college, we translate to the students how interconnected and how vital communication and information are in everything that we do,” Greer said. “Our students are innovative thinkers, creators and doers, and they find a home here.”

Greer became dean of the UK College of Communication and Information in the summer of 2019. Before coming to UK she served as associate provost at the University of Alabama, a position she held since August 2014.

Greer has been recognized for her excellence in teaching, having won college-wide teaching awards at Nevada and Alabama. She was also honored with a university award for excellence in academic advising at Alabama.

Dean Jennifer Greer of the UK College of Communication and Information.
UK College of Communication and Information students

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.