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How the UK Community Has Used This Time to Learn, Discover and Heal

President Eli Capilouto

LEXINGTON, Ky. (July 10, 2020) — University of Kentucky President Eli Capilouto shared a video message with the campus community earlier today highlighting how the UK family has worked together toward the common goal of defeating COVID-19.  

Watch the video above for his message.


photo of the giant "UK" in front of the Gatton Student Center
Pete Comparoni | UK Photo.

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.