Webinar on diversity initiatives at UK being held Sept. 16.

In recent weeks, the University of Kentucky has taken a number of substantive steps to demonstrate its commitment toward becoming a more diverse, equitable and inclusive campus community by investing in research around issues of racial disparities and inequities, partnering with national organizations to examine and address issues of educational access, and re-aligning the institution’s senior administration to better reflect a diverse campus.

Join us for a lively discussion on the importance of diversity initiatives at UK and how they can best support students now and in the future. Register for the webinar, Building a Diverse Community Through Scholarship and Student Support, at noon Wednesday, Sept. 16, via Zoom.  The event is cosponsored by the UK Alumni Association and the UK Office for Institutional Diversity.   

The event’s moderator is Quentin Tyler ’02 ’05 ’11, the associate dean for diversity, equity and inclusion at the Michigan State University College of Agriculture and Natural Resources. Tyler is also chairman of the UK Alumni Association Board of Directors Diversity & Engagement Committee.

 The panelists are:

  • George C. Wright ’72 ’74, senior adviser to the president and interim vice president for institutional diversity in the UK Office for Institutional Diversity. 
  • Taunya A. Phillips ’87 ’04, immediate past president of the UK Alumni Association and senior associate director of new ventures and alliances in the UK Office of Technology Commercialization.
  • Lee A. Jackson’73, president of the UK Alumni Association Lyman T. Johnson African-American UK Alumni Group.
  • Johnathon T. Davis ’92, CEO, founder and managing partner at JT Davis Asset Management.
  • Jason C. Brooks, executive director for institutional engagement in the UK Office for Institutional Diversity.
  • Elaine A. Wilson ’68, past president of the UK Alumni Association and director of equity and inclusion, Somerset Community College, Kentucky Community & Technical College System.

Register for the event here. For more information, contact Jack Gallt at 859-257-3801 or jack.gallt@uky.edu.

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