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UK Professional MBA Open House to Feature Strong Group of Speakers

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Shaun Ring | UK Gatton College.

LEXINGTON, Ky. (Dec. 6, 2019)  Executives and University of Kentucky MBA alumni and students from UK HealthCare, Temper-Sealy International, Matrix Design Group and the United States Air Force will lead a panel of speakers at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 11, in Room 399 of UK’s Gatton College of Business and Economics.

This professional panel will include Zaki Hassan, medical director and professor of anesthesiology at UK HealthCare; Wesley Chitwood, vice president of international operations at Matrix Design Group; Aubrey Warmouth, brand manager at Temper Sealy International; and Lt. Col. Katie Buss with the United States Air Force.

These business leaders will discuss their graduate school experiences in the MBA program at UK’s Gatton College, as well as their own experiences navigating today’s business climate. Their talk is hosted by the Gatton College Professional MBA program, as part of its open house. This event is open to all working professionals, executives and human resource managers in Central Kentucky. The event has limited seating and online registration is required.

Gatton's Professional MBA Open House event will provide the opportunity for community members to learn more about Gatton’s Professional MBA, Professional MBA (for leaders in health care) and applicable dual degree programs.

The Professional MBA is a part-time, evening program that brings together a diverse network of working professionals from various work experiences, companies and industries such as engineering, law, health care, agriculture, transportation, manufacturing, technology, banking/finance, government and military from across Kentucky and beyond.

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 two years running. UK is ranked among the top 30 campuses in the nation for LGBTQ* inclusion and safety. The Chronicle of Higher Education judged us a “Great College to Work for," 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 three 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.