Behind the Blue: UK's Top Student Recruiter Discusses Navigating a College Career

LEXINGTON, Ky.  (Oct. 6, 2016) — This weekend, University of Kentucky alumni, students, and family members will gather on campus for UK’s celebration of Homecoming along with Family Weekend. Each year, the university celebrates those who have gone before, along with showcasing how current students are experiencing UK and the Lexington area.

If you were to be on campus this weekend, and asked pretty much anyone about Don Witt, you’ll likely get an answer of familiarity. Witt, the associate provost for enrollment management, is often the first point-of-contact for incoming students and their families. In addition to signing their letter of acceptance, Witt also serves as the director of undergraduate admission and as the university’s registrar, so he bookends that act with another signature — the one on their diploma upon graduation.

In this edition of Behind the Blue, Kody Kiser, Amy Jones-Timoney and Carl Nathe, all of UK Public Relations and Marketing, sat down with Witt for a brief conversation on making the connection with students, the challenges of navigating a college career, how students can best prepare for the college experience, and more. 

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