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Company Overview of University of Kentucky

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University of Kentucky is an educational institution which provides undergraduate, graduate, professional, and research programs. It offers courses in the fields of arts, science, medicine, business, design, and public health. The schools of the university include The Graduate School, Kentucky School of Public Health, Gatton College of Business and Economics, College of Communications and Information Studies, College of Engineering, and College of Law. University of Kentucky was formerly known as State University, Lexington, Kentucky and changed its name to University of Kentucky in January, 1916. The university was founded in 1865 and is based in Lexington, Kentucky.

253 Student Center

Lexington, KY 40506-0001

United States

Founded in 1865





Key Executives for University of Kentucky

Dean of the College of Medicine and Vice President for Clinical Affairs
Chair of the Department of Neurosurgery and Director for the Neurosurgery residency program
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2016.

University of Kentucky Key Developments

University of Kentucky Announces Board Changes

Gov. Matt Bevin appointed three people on August 12, 2016 to the University of Kentucky Board of Trustees, including one of Kentucky's top Republican fund raisers. Kelly Knight Craft has been the Kentucky fund raising chairwoman for several Republican presidential nominees, including Donald Trump. In 2007, Craft, a UK alumnus, was appointed by President George W. Bush as a member of the U.S. Delegation to the United Nation's 61st Session of the General Assembly. She replaces Oliver Gannon of Mount Sterling, whose term expired. Craft's term will go to 2022. Bevin also appointed Jennifer Yue Barber of Louisville and Michael Christian of Ashland to terms expiring in 2022. Barber is a UK alumnus lawyer with Frost Brown Todd in Louisville. She replaces William Farish of Versailles. Christian is a dentist and UK alum who replaces Terry Mobley of Lexington. Bevin also made appointments to other university governing boards around the state.

University of Kentucky to Layoff 75 People

The University of Kentucky will lay off up to 75 people across several departments as part of an administrative reorganization. The layoffs of staff members and administrators will make up $1 million out of nearly $6 million in cuts and efficiencies. The layoffs will be concentrated in administrative and academic units under Provost Tim Tracy's office, including student affairs, undergraduate education and enrollment management. Anyone who is laid off would receive up to 90 days of pay and benefits. These cuts are just part of the one-year budget that the Board of Trustees will approve in June.

University of Kentucky Appoints James Griffioen as Director of the Center for Computational Sciences

The University of Kentucky announced that James Griffioen has been appointed as director of the Center for Computational Sciences (CCS). Griffioen received his doctoral degree in computer science from Purdue University and joined UK in 1991. He is currently a professor in the UK College of Engineering Department of Computer Science and serves as the director of the Laboratory for Advanced Networking. In this role, he has had a long history of collaboration with the CCS on high-performance networking and computing projects. Griffioen has worked closely with UK Analytics and Technologies on multiple projects to enhance the scientific computing infrastructure at UK, and he currently serves as co-PI (prinicipal investigator) on a project that is deploying high-speed software defined network infrastructure to support scientific research on campus.

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