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UK Supplier Diversity to host construction outreach event

LEXINGTON, Ky. (Nov. 14, 2022) — The University of Kentucky Supplier Diversity team will be holding a Construction Outreach event  from 9:30 a.m. to noon Tuesday, Nov. 15, inside the Gatton Student Center (Ballrooms B and C). The event is designed to introduce contractors, subcontractors and professional service providers to the process of doing business with the university.

Those who attend will learn about the:

  • UK Supplier Diversity Program;
  • upcoming construction projects;
  • UK construction project managers and staff; and
  • UK construction procurement team.

Attendees will also have the opportunity to network with construction managers, general construction managers, subcontractors and professional services professionals.

TriState Minority Supplier Development Council and Kentucky Procurement Technical Assistance Center partnered with UK Supplier Diversity to make this event possible.

Parking will be available at The Cornerstone Garage (Parking Structure #5). ADA spaces are available.

More details about the event can be found on To register for the event, click here.

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.