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Acting Associate Provost for Faculty Advancement

I am pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Sue Nokes as the Acting Associate Provost for Faculty Advancement.

Acting Dean of the Graduate School/Associate Provost for Graduate and Professional Education

Dr. Martha Peterson has agreed to continue to serve as acting dean of the Graduate School and acting associate provost for graduate and professional education, effective July 1, 2022, through June 30, 2023, or until a new dean can be hired.

Request for Recommendations: Acting Dean of the Graduate School/Associate Provost for Graduate and Professional Education

Given that Martha Peterson’s current appointment as Acting Dean of the Graduate School/Acting Associate Provost for Graduate and Professional Education ends on June 30, it is necessary to either reappoint or appoint another Acting Dean of the Graduate School/Associate Provost for Graduate and Professional Education, starting July 1, 2022, until a new dean can be hired.

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.

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