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I look forward to partnering with our faculty, staff and students to further strengthen our university, support our people and inspire ingenuity to propel us forward.

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Robert S. DiPaola

University of Kentucky Mission Statement

The University of Kentucky is a public, land-grant university dedicated to improving people’s lives through excellence in education, research and creative work, service and health care. As Kentucky's flagship institution, the university plays a critical leadership role by promoting diversity, inclusion, economic development and human well-being. 

The University of Kentucky:

  • Facilitates learning, informed by scholarship and research.
  • Expands knowledge through research, scholarship and creative activity.
  • Serves a global community by disseminating, sharing and applying knowledge.

The University, as the flagship institution, plays a critical leadership role for the Commonwealth by contributing to the economic development and quality of life within Kentucky’s borders and beyond. The University nurtures a diverse community characterized by fairness and equal opportunity.