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Our Community Steps Up

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LEXINGTON, Ky. (Nov. 6, 2020)  University of Kentucky President Eli Capilouto sent a video message to all students, faculty and staff yesterday thanking the UK community members for their efforts to care for each other during the COVID-19 pandemic. Watch the video above and read the message below.


Dear Campus Community,

With only a few short weeks left in the semester, I am filled with hope.

Members of our community have gone above and beyond to care for each other. Take one example, among many: For the College of Design, what started out as a simple way to help our campus community turned into an enterprise-wide initiative that would supply us with PPE and give us the capacity to fulfill our mission.

Thank you to the College of Design, and those who have contributed to this effort, for building a healthier future.

Thank you for all you’re doing to protect and respect those around you. This is who we are.

Eli Capilouto