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Today is Deadline to Complete UKWF Programming Needs Assessment

LEXINGTON, Ky. (July 15, 2020) Today is the last day to complete a brief, anonymous online needs assessment to help University of Kentucky Women’s Forum (UKWF) determine future programming.

UKWF works on behalf of all UK employees. Its mission is to exert a leadership role in empowering, validating, informing, including, and celebrating all faculty and staff employed at the University of Kentucky. The organization provides yearlong professional development opportunities, a space to influence change on campus, a diverse network of UK employees and an empowering community for all. Its programming aims to help all university employees achieve personal and professional goals.

The needs assessment will be used to inform UKWF when it develops programming — regardless of gender identity.

The anonymous needs assessment can be found here and will take about 10 minutes to complete. The completion deadline is noon Wednesday, July 15.

For questions or concerns, please reach out to Women’s Forum at  

The University of Kentucky is increasingly the first choice for students, faculty and staff to pursue their passions and their professional goals. In the last two years, Forbes has named UK among the best employers for diversity, and INSIGHT into Diversity recognized us as a Diversity Champion four years running. UK is ranked among the top 30 campuses in the nation for LGBTQ* inclusion and safety. UK has been judged a “Great College to Work for" three years in a row, and UK is among only 22 universities in the country on Forbes' list of "America's Best Employers."  We are ranked among the top 10 percent of public institutions for research expenditures — a tangible symbol of our breadth and depth as a university focused on discovery that changes lives and communities. And our patients know and appreciate the fact that UK HealthCare has been named the state’s top hospital for five straight years. Accolades and honors are great. But they are more important for what they represent: the idea that creating a community of belonging and commitment to excellence is how we honor our mission to be not simply the University of Kentucky, but the University for Kentucky.