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Candidate D for vice provost to participate in open forum

The front of Main Building at the University of Kentucky during the springtime, with trees and grass in the foreground and a clear blue sky in the background.
The University of Kentucky is bringing four finalists for a new vice provost to campus for forums and meetings. Pete Comparoni | UK Photo

LEXINGTON, Ky. (May 14, 2024) — After an extensive national search, the University of Kentucky will bring four finalists for a new vice provost 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 fourth candidate will participate in an open forum at 3 p.m. Wednesday, May 15 in the Britt Brockman Senate Chamber of 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 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 Thursday will be available through 5 p.m. the following Saturday.  

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.