LEXINGTON, Ky. (July 27, 2020) — On Friday, July 24, University of Kentucky President Eli Capilouto sent an email message to the UK community. Please see below and watch the video above.
This week, UK updated class schedules in its online portal as part of our plans for a reinvented campus this fall. We are proud of the work of our faculty as they are working to foster a rich learning environment for our students. The process, however, created some confusion and showed us ways we can — and will — do better to serve our students and families.
The University of Kentucky is increasingly the first choice for students, faculty and staff to pursue their passions and their professional goals. In the last two years, Forbes has named UK among the best employers for diversity, and INSIGHT into Diversity recognized us as a Diversity Champion four years running. UK is ranked among the top 30 campuses in the nation for LGBTQ* inclusion and safety. UK has been judged a “Great College to Work for" three years in a row, and UK is among only 22 universities in the country on Forbes' list of "America's Best Employers." We are ranked among the top 10 percent of public institutions for research expenditures — a tangible symbol of our breadth and depth as a university focused on discovery that changes lives and communities. And our patients know and appreciate the fact that UK HealthCare has been named the state’s top hospital for five straight years. Accolades and honors are great. But they are more important for what they represent: the idea that creating a community of belonging and commitment to excellence is how we honor our mission to be not simply the University of Kentucky, but the University for Kentucky.