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Open Forum to be Held Via Zoom for UK College of Dentistry Dean Finalist

This is a photo of UK Interim College of Dentistry Dean Jeffrey Okeson.
Dr. Jeffrey Okeson, Mark Cornelison | UK Photo

LEXINGTON, Ky. (June 15, 2020) — Dr. Jeffrey Okeson, finalist for the University of Kentucky College of Dentistry dean position, will participate in an open forum via Zoom Webinar Tuesday, June 16, from Noon to 1 p.m.

The forum is open to all faculty, staff, students and trainees in the College of Dentistry, as well as any other campus community members.

The community is invited to view the candidate’s curriculum vitae on the search website. In addition, community members will also be able to provide anonymous feedback on the search website from June 15 at 8 a.m. to June 18 at 5 p.m.

Attendees are required to register in advance for this forum, and, upon registering, will receive a confirmation email with specific information about joining the webinar.

For community members who are not able to join, instructions for accessing a recording will be distributed once it becomes available.

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