Capilouto shares Provost research update


LEXINGTON, Ky. (December 10, 2021) – University of Kentucky President Eli Capilouto shared an update with the campus community on the Provost Marshal’s Search Committee on the afternoon of Friday, December 10. You can read this message below.

University community,

I am pleased to announce today the establishment of a committee to conduct a national search for the Permanent Marshal.

We hope to bring the finalists to campus this spring for public forums with campus stakeholders. I will make a selection after returning from the committee and the campus. We intend to have a new rector in place for the start of a new academic year next fall.

The committee will be co-chaired by Nancy Cox, who is vice president for land concession engagement and as dean of the College of Agriculture, Food and Environment, and Joe Reed, responsible for accountability and responsible for the audit of the institution.

Nancy and Joe were recently co-chairs of a team that developed ideas and goals around the principle of transparency and accountability in our strategic plan. They are proven leaders on our campus with extensive experience in organizing groups and meeting goals and deadlines.

Other members of the research committee include:

  • Susan Cantrell, Professor of Curriculum and Teaching at the College of Education
  • Paul Childs, Associate Dean for MBA and Online Programs and Associate Professor at Gatton College of Business and Economics
  • Dave Moecher, Former Full Professor of Earth and Environmental Sciences at the College of Arts and Sciences
  • Sharon Walsh, Professor of Behavioral Sciences, Pharmacology, Pharmaceutical Sciences and Psychiatry in Faculties of Medicine and Pharmacy and Director of the UK Center on Drug and Alcohol Research
  • Stephanie White, Associate Dean for Diversity and Inclusion and Associate Professor at the College of Medicine
  • George Wright, Senior Advisor to the President and Professor of History at the College of Arts and Sciences
  • Marianne Young, Assistant Vice-President, Student Development and Support, Office of Student Success

Additionally, I have asked the University Senate, Staff Senate, and Student Government Association to provide me with the names of potential members of the research committee. I will select a representative from each organization to represent these important interest groups.

I would like to thank these campus leaders in advance for their willingness to serve on this critically important research committee.

Thank you.

Eli Capilouto



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