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Annual Memos from the Office of the Provost

The Office of the Provost has issued annual memorandums which provide academic leadership and all faculty at large with helpful information, policies and procedures.

Faculty Support: Health Corps

UK Health Corps asked me to pass along the following information to you. Please take note of the following reminders.

Partnership with the Provost

On Wednesday, August 11, Acting Provost DiPaola will provide faculty with an update on our campus COVID-19 response and preparation via Zoom.

Acting Associate Provost of Graduate and Professional Education and Acting Dean of The Graduate School

I am pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Martha Peterson as Acting Associate Provost of Graduate and Professional Education and Acting Dean of The Graduate School. Dr. Peterson’s appointment takes effect July 6, 2021.

Reminder of Changes to the Spring 2021 Academic Calendar

Colleagues, This email serves as a reminder of the changes that were made to the spring 2021 academic calendar. All changes were vetted and approved by the UK Senate Council. These changes include:

Additional Guidance from Provost Blackwell

Dear Colleagues, We are in the midst of what is likely the most turbulent time in the recent history of higher education. The COVID-19 disease is challenging all of us on a number of fronts. I wish to sincerely thank all of you for your selfless service toward our missions of education, research and creative activity, patient care, and service to the Commonwealth under these challenging circumstances.

Update - AP for Enrollment Management Search

Dear EM Colleagues, I am excited to announce that Christine Harper has accepted our offer to become the next Associate Provost for Enrollment Management at the University of Kentucky. Christine will formally assume the new role on Monday, June 18. Christine has nearly 20 years of higher education experience in different areas of student affairs and enrollment management, including direct experience with all areas of EM—registrar, financial aid, and admissions. She also has experience in athletics financial aid.

Dean Named for the Gatton College of Business and Economics

Dear Colleagues, I am very pleased to announce that Simon J. Sheather has accepted my offer to become the next dean of the Gatton College of Business and Economics. Subject to approval by the Board of Trustees, Simon plans to begin his work with us July 1.

Dr. Rudy Buchheit to Become Next Dean of the UK College of Engineering

Dear UK Colleagues and Students, I am excited to announce that Rudy Buchheit has accepted our offer to become the next dean of the University of Kentucky College of Engineering. Dr. Buchheit will begin his work with us on July 1. His appointment is subject to approval by the UK Board of Trustees.

Looking Forward to Our Work Together

Dear Colleagues and Students, I wish to convey how honored, yet humbled, I am at being selected as Provost. I am grateful for the expressions of support and look forward to serving you and all of the University of Kentucky. I also greatly appreciate the opportunity to work closely with President Capilouto and his leadership team to continue implementing the vision he and the Board of Trustees have set forth for the University.

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