“Behind the Blue”: Conversation with British President Eli Capilouto

LEXINGTON, Kentucky (May 2, 2022) — University of Kentucky President Eli Capilouto is completing his 11th year at the helm of the state’s flagship land-grant college.

This academic year, the university finalized and began to implement its next strategic plan: The UK Purpose. One of the key principles of this plan relates to how the institution works to “take care of its employees”.

In this episode of “Behind the Blue”, Capilouto explains in more detail how the UK is working to act on this principle with a proposed budget that reflects the priorities of the university, the hope and the enthusiasm that emanate from spring graduates entering the Kentucky workforce, as well as how a sophomore went battling a global pandemic.

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