VIDEO: A Conversation With UK President Eli Capilouto

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LEXINGTON, Ky. (Aug. 24, 2016) — It is obvious Eli Capilouto takes seriously his role as the leader of Kentucky’s flagship institution. 

As the University of Kentucky president begins his sixth academic year at the helm, he has a laser-like focus on the physical transformation of campus as well as putting the university’s Strategic Plan into action. 

But there is more to the Alabama native than what you see in speeches, openings and media interviews.  We sat down with Capilouto to have a conversation about everything from his favorite childhood teacher to what it was like growing up in the South during the civil rights movement.  We even talked about his favorite “cheat food” and what he’s listening to on his personal playlist. 

Watch the video above to learn more about Eli Capilouto, the person.  This is the first video in our new monthly UKNow series, “5 Questions with…”   The goal is to learn more about the people leading, teaching, healing, discovering and learning at the University of Kentucky.   

If you think of someone in our community who you would like to see featured, please email us.  Who knows?  We might just choose your suggestion  for our next “5 Questions with…” conversation on UKNow!

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