LEXINGTON, Ky. (Jan. 30, 2024) — After an extensive national search, the University of Kentucky will bring four finalists for a new Dean of the College of Public Health to the campus for forums and meetings. The outstanding finalists represent a diverse pool of candidates who will be engaging with the community in a number of ways.
The third candidate will participate in an open forum at 2 p.m., Wednesday, Jan. 31 in the Britt Brockman Senate Chamber in the Gatton Student Center. Members of the UK community are encouraged to attend and to provide feedback. Those who cannot attend in person may view the forum on Zoom.
The names and CVs of finalists will be made available only to the UK community 24 hours prior to the day of their forum on the the search website.
Following each forum, a recording of the forum and a confidential online survey about the candidate will be made available on the search website for 48 hours. This provides members of our community the opportunity to assess strengths and areas of growth for each candidate. NOTE: Recordings and surveys of candidates whose open forums occurred on a Friday will be available through 5 p.m. the following Monday.
Supervisors are encouraged to work with their team members so they can participate in the open forums as much as is feasible.
UK Provost Robert S. DiPaola announced a committee charged with conducting the search. He will make a selection after receiving feedback from the committee and campus.
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.