UK HealthCare

Campus Community Can Provide Input for New EVPHA During Forum

LEXINGTON, Ky. (March 6, 2017)  – The University of Kentucky campus community will be able to weigh in on the critical characteristics necessary for the new Executive Vice President for Health Affairs (EVPHA) at a campus forum Tuesday, March 7.

The forum, featuring members of the search committee and search firm Stuart Stevens, will be held from Noon to 1 p.m. in the Pavilion A Auditorium in UK Chandler Hospital. For those who cannot attend the forum, a livestream option will be available by going to:

The search is being conducted to assist UK President Eli Capilouto in finding a successor for Dr. Michael Karpf, who is stepping down from the position of EVPHA after 13 years marked by remarkable growth and progress for the university’s health care enterprise.

During the forum Tuesday, Spencer Stuart and the search committee will describe the search process, draft timeline and draft position for the EVPHA, while also gathering feedback from the campus community.

Spencer Stuart, a national firm that has assisted in health care leadership searches at several leading academic medical centers and colleges of medicine, already has begun its work at UK, conducting interviews with senior campus officials and helping the search committee formulate a draft position description that will be an integral element of efforts to recruit the next outstanding leader for UK HealthCare.

A website ( and email address ( have been established so that members of the campus and broader communities can stay informed and provide feedback.

Search Committee Co-Chairs Dr. Wendy Hansen and Eric N. Monday, UK’s executive vice president for finance and administration, said once finalists are determined, several forums will be held on campus, which we will be open to all faculty and staff.