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Vice president for philanthropy and alumni engagement candidate to visit campus Monday

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LEXINGTON, Ky. (Feb. 17, 2023) — After an extensive national search, the University of Kentucky will bring a finalist for vice president for philanthropy and alumni engagement to campus for an open forum and meetings on Monday, Feb. 20. Members of the UK community are encouraged to attend and provide feedback. 

Details on the open forum are available here. 

The candidate's resume will be made available to the UK community on the search webpage 24 hours prior to the finalist’s campus visit. The candidate's information will, therefore, be available on Sunday, Feb. 19.

After the open forum concludes, members of the community will have the opportunity to view a recording of the forum and provide feedback through a webform that will be made available at the page linked above. Feedback from the surveys will be gathered for 48 hours and will close Wednesday, Feb. 22, at 4:30 p.m.

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.