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College of Arts and Sciences Dean

I am excited to announce that Ana M. Franco-Watkins has accepted our offer to become dean of the UK College of Arts and Sciences. Pending Board of Trustees approval, she will join the UK family on July 1, 2022.

Muslim Holy Month of Ramadan

The Muslim holy month of Ramadan occurs this year April 2 - May 1. During this time period, observant Muslims may not be able to work at their full capacity during the afternoon and early evening. While Muslim students may not ask for any accommodations, it is important for all students to know that we are a community that cares.

Announcements Regarding CELT and UK Online Education

The following message from Acting Provost DiPaola was sent to all faculty and provost area staff on Monday, Feb. 21, 2022.  Dear Colleagues,

Chellgren Chair and Director of the Chellgren Center Search Committee

As previously communicated, I am commencing a search process to fill the position of Chellgren Chair and Director of the Chellgren Center on a permanent basis, which includes creation of a search committee. After a campus-wide call, we received many nominations for members of this search committee.

Associate Provost for Faculty Advancement Search Announcement

In December 2021, I announced a nomination and application process for the Associate Provost for Faculty Advancement position. We are continuing to accept applications from internal and external candidates before moving to the next step in the process. We are still considering all current applications as well as reposting the position to allow for additional applications.

Announcement and Call for Search Committee Nominations: Dean of the College of Nursing

We will soon begin a national search process for a new Dean of the College of Nursing starting this month. The first step in this process is a request for nominations for members of the search committee.

Our Commitment to Students and Each Other

Welcome back from what I hope has been a time of rest and renewal over the holidays. As President Capilouto wrote to the campus earlier this week, we are planning another mostly in-person semester with clear priorities: To keep our campus safe and our people healthy and well. To ensure that our students can succeed as we honor our mission of service to Kentucky.

Associate Provost for Faculty Advancement Search Announcement

The Search Committee for Associate Provost for Faculty Advancement has created a leadership profile for the position. The leadership profile can be found on the Office of the Provost website. We are now ready to begin accepting confidential nominations and applications for the position.

Our Students During Finals

Many of our students, faculty and staff and their families were affected in various ways by the historic storms Friday evening. For some, these effects will necessarily continue into finals week. The way a student’s absence during finals week is excused is a matter of some instructor discretion. To help instructors understand their options, we worked together to propose several considerations.

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