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Women’s Forum announces new executive committee, board members

The UK Women's Forum board for the 2023-25 term. Photo by DJ Pynk Honey.

LEXINGTON, Ky. (July 19, 2023) The University of Kentucky Women’s Forum has announced its board members elected for the 2023-2025 term. 

The 2023-24 Executive Committee members are:

  • Candace Bramley-Hardesty (chair), Gatton College of Business and Economics, Master of Business Administration Center
  • Jacqueline J. Greene (past chair), UK Innovate
  • Kendriana Price (chair-elect), Martin-Gatton College of Agriculture, Food and Environment, Office of Diversity
  • Colleen Barrett (secretary), UK Libraries, Special Collections Research Center

Newly elected board members for the 2023-25 term are:

  • Jessica Ahlgrim, UKHC EVPHA Finance            
  • BobbiJo Allen, Office of the President
  • Uriah Carter, Fraternity and Sorority Life  
  • Lizzie Finley, Prevention, Outreach, and Wellness Education Resources 
  • Heather McAtee, UK Athletics
  • Mindy Seeberger, Pediatric Joint Heart Care Program  
  • Tori Summey, Martin-Gatton College of Agriculture, Food and Environment Office of Philanthropy and Alumni 
  • Iesha Thompson, Pediatric Ambulatory  
  • Mindy Thompson, Internal Medicine and Divisions - Cardiology 
  • Meghan Wolf, Prevention, Outreach, and Wellness Education Resources 

Newly appointed board members for the 2023-24 term are:

  • Madison Baugh, Kentucky Children's Hospital, Administration 
  • Elizabeth Kostrub, Hospital Administration
  • Melissa McCaughan, COE Academic Team  

Returning members serving for the 2022- 24 term are: 

  • Colleen Barrett, UK Libraries, Special Collections Research Center
  • Candace Bramley-Hardesty, Gatton College of Business and Economics, Master of Business Administration Center
  • Kayla Gill, Student Community Resources and Services, Off-Campus Student Services
  • Jacqueline J. Greene, UK Innovate
  • Stephanie Morris, College of Medicine
  • Kendriana Price, Martin-Gatton College of Agriculture, Food and Environment, Office of Diversity
  • Jasmine Prince, Martin Luther King Center
  • Sipera Simons, College of Design, Office of Admissions and Recruitment 

The Women’s Forum mission is to inspire, empower and advocate for UK employees. In this effort, the board established a new committee this year, the Advocacy and Outreach Committee, which was created to advocate for women’s issues on campus and provide outreach opportunities to aid organizations that uplift and empower other women. The committee was created in the spirit of Sarah Bennett Holmes, who was known for her efforts toward making the university a better place for all employees.

Visit the UK Women's Forum website to learn more about the organization and its signature events, including the annual conference, Sarah Bennett Holmes Award Reception and Employee Education Assistance Awards.

As the state’s flagship, land-grant institution, the University of Kentucky exists to advance the Commonwealth. We do that by preparing the next generation of leaders — placing students at the heart of everything we do — and transforming the lives of Kentuckians through education, research and creative work, service and health care. We pride ourselves on being a catalyst for breakthroughs and a force for healing, a place where ingenuity unfolds. It's all made possible by our people — visionaries, disruptors and pioneers — who make up 200 academic programs, a $476.5 million research and development enterprise and a world-class medical center, all on one campus.   

In 2022, UK was ranked by Forbes as one of the “Best Employers for New Grads” and named a “Diversity Champion” by INSIGHT into Diversity, a testament to our commitment to advance Kentucky and create a community of belonging for everyone. While our mission looks different in many ways than it did in 1865, the vision of service to our Commonwealth and the world remains the same. We are the University for Kentucky.