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Vice president for Human Resources, chief human resources officer candidates to visit campus

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Mark Cornelison | UK Photo.

LEXINGTON, Ky. (April 5, 2023) — Three candidates for the University of Kentucky Vice President for Human Resources and Chief Human Resources Officer position will be on campus April 12, 13 and 14. 

The three finalists will participate in open forums and meet with constituent groups in the UK community. Names and curricula vitae for these individuals will be posted on the search webpage 24 hours in advance of their forums.

After the forums, UK community members will have the opportunity to submit feedback through a webform posted on the website. The forums will take place at the following times and dates:

  • Candidate A Open Forum: 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 12, in Worsham Theater, Gatton Student Center
  • Candidate B Open Forum: 1:30 p.m. Thursday, April 13, in Worsham Theater, Gatton Student Center
  • Candidate C Open Forum: 1:30 p.m. Friday, April 14, in room 291, Gatton College of Business and Economics

In December, Executive Vice President for Finance and Administration (EVPFA) Eric Monday formed a committee charged with conducting the search for the Vice President for Human Resources and Chief Human Resources Officer. Monday will make a selection after receiving feedback from the committee and our campus. It is the university’s intent to have a new Vice President for Human Resources and Chief Human Resources Officer in place this summer.

 Search committee members include:

  • Penny Cox, Treasurer, Co-Chair
  • Craig Collins, Senior Vice President for Health Affairs/Chief Financial Officer, UK HealthCare, Co-Chair
  • Katrice Albert, Vice President for Institutional Diversity 
  • Gina Dugas, Acting Vice President for Human Resources, and Associate Vice President for Finance and Administration 
  • Olivia Ellis, Staff Senate Chair 
  • Tim Gaillard, Vice President UK Medical Group and Ambulatory Services, UK HealthCare 
  • Grace Hahn, Assistant Vice President for Finance and Administration, Student Success 
  • Joe Monroe, Chief of Police 
  • Sue Nokes, Acting Associate Provost for Faculty Advancement 
  • Thalethia Routt, Acting Associate Vice President for Institutional Equity & Equality 
  • Bill Thro, General Counsel, Legal Office 
  • Toni Smith, Human Resources Director, UK Research 
  • Amelia Pace, Vice President, Student Government Association 

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.