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VIDEO: Welcome Back From the UK Family!

Video Produced by UK Public Relations & Marketing. To view captions for this video, push play and click on the CC icon in the bottom right hand corner of the screen.  If using a mobile device, click on the "thought bubble" in the same area.

LEXINGTON, Ky. (Aug. 26, 2015) — University of Kentucky President Eli Capilouto has this special message to the UK family on the first day of the 2015-16 academic year:

Dear Colleagues and Students,

Over the last month, our faculty, staff and students have been returning to campus to begin their work for the 2015-16 academic year. As campus grows more vibrant with each passing day, I’m reminded of the transformative experience this place offers to those we serve.

We are fostering a true sense of community at UK, and we share a deep commitment to serving others through outstanding higher education, pioneering research and creative scholarship, impactful service, and sophisticated health care. 

As a we begin a new semester, please enjoy the thoughtful words of your colleagues and their dedication to this special place.

Welcome home, Wildcats.


Eli Capilouto


VIDEO CONTACTS: Kody Kiser, 859-257-5282, or Amy Jones-Timoney, 859-257-2940,

The UK Video Team would like to thank the following UK faculty, staff, students and alumni who “starred” in this special video:


Greg Luhan

Melissa Shankle

Cathy Black

Mark Stoops

Rachel Dixon

Kendra Harrison

Marisa Aull Fitzgerald

Lacey Buckler

Erica Shipley

Steve Beshear

Armando Prats

Arturo Sandoval

Rachel Webb

Lisa Cassis

Nancy Schoenberg

Andrew Hippisley

Kim Anderson

Jann Burks

Frank X Walker

Provost Tim Tracy

Chanel Friday

Austin Mullen

Susan Carvalho

Lori Hetzel

Endy Kailer

Elodie Elayi

Ana Rueda

Keiko Tanaka

Harold "Tree" Sandford

Everett McCorvey

Carol M. “Bill” Gatton

President Eli Capilouto