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UK Recognizes the Office for Institutional Diversity

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LEXINGTON, Ky. (Nov.11, 2019) — At the University of Kentucky, the Office for Institutional Diversity (OID) serves the entire campus community. OID and its seven units work across academic and non-academic units to implement ideas, collaborate on outreach and recruitment efforts and enhance student retention and achievement.

At Saturday’s football game, representatives from OID were honored on the field. The group recognized is leading efforts to celebrate the life of Lyman T. Johnson as UK marks the 70-year anniversary of integration at the university.

OID strives to promote campuswide diversity initiatives — empowering colleges, schools, major units and student-led organizations to develop their own programs and strategies. Through collaborative efforts, OID works to make sure UK continues to strive for inclusive excellence in new and innovative ways.

As the university honors 70 years of integration during a yearlong commemoration, OID will continue to lead the way to a more diverse and inclusive campus. 

To learn more about OID, click here

group of Office for Institutional Diversity staff members on Kroger Field at UK football game.
Staff members from the UK Office for Institutional Diversity were recognized on Kroger Field Nov. 9 during the UK vs. Tennessee football game. Mark Cornelison | UK Photo.

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