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The University of Kentucky is seeking a leader to serve as Dean of the Graduate School and Associate Provost for Graduate and Professional Education. This individual will provide leadership and direction for the Graduate School and professional education at UK and will facilitate collaboration among academic units and other areas of institutional leadership.

The Acting Provost has appointed the following members to the search committee. As we get further into the process, we will be seeking input campus-wide from faculty, staff and students as well.

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Search Committee

  • Scott Lephart – Professor and Dean, College of Health Sciences
  • Corrine Williams – Associate Professor, College of Public Health; Acting Associate Vice President for Student Wellbeing
  • Kalea Benner, Associate Professor, Associate Dean for Academic and Student Affairs and Director of Graduate Studies, College of Social Work
  • Jay-Marie Bravent, Librarian III and Graduate Outreach and Teaching Archivist, UK Libraries
  • Lisa Cassis, Professor, College of Medicine; Vice President for Research
  • Christopher Crawford, Professor and Director of Graduate Studies (Physics and Astronomy), College of Arts and Sciences
  • Joshua Douglas, Professor, Rosenberg College of Law
  • Johanna Hoch, Associate Professor and Program Director (Athletic Training), College of Health Sciences
  • Vanessa Jackson, Professor and Department Chair (Retailing and Tourism Management), College of Agriculture, Food and Environment
  • Cameron Luker, Graduate Student, Gatton College of Business and Economics
  • Pedro Martin, Graduate Student, College of Engineering
  • Suzanne McGinnis, Assistant Director of Admissions and Recruitment, Graduate School
  • Michael Preacely, Lecturer, College of Fine Arts; Alumnus
  • Danelle Stevens-Watkins, Associate Professor, College of Education; Associate Vice President for Research (Diversity and Inclusion)
  • Ron Zimmer, Professor and Director (Martin School), Graduate School