LEXINGTON, Ky. (Oct. 7, 2020) — The year 2020 has definitely been defined by the COVID-19 pandemic. People, governments, businesses and organizations around the world have been working their hardest to deal with this virus and its effects. At the University of Kentucky, none have been more involved in efforts to keep the UK community safe while providing the highest quality education as UK President Eli Capilouto and UK Student Government Association President Courtney Wheeler.
These two campus leaders will come together at 5 p.m. today in an Instagram Live conversation discussing the impact of COVID-19, the importance of UK's efforts to contain it, and the support available to students and the entire campus community.
Tune in at 5 p.m. today (Wednesday), Oct. 7, on UK's Instagram @universityofky.
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.