The University of Kentucky received the 2019 Higher Education Excellence in Diversity Award from INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine, the oldest and largest diversity-focused publication in higher education.


On Wednesday September 11, the Gatton College hosted its first-ever Autumn Moon Festival. The event was part of a brand new series called Gatton Connect - an opportunity for the whole Gatton community to learn together, have fun, and help create positive change. 


LEXINGTON, Ky. (July 9, 2019) — The University of Kentucky Alumni Association recently announced its 2019-2020 Board of Directors officers during its annual Summer Workshop. This year’s officers are Taunya A. Phillips, president; Hannah Miner Myers, president-elect; Mary Shelman, treasurer; and Timothy Walsh, secretary. The new slate officially took office July 1 and will serve until June 30, 2020.


Shonta Phelps, Director of Leadership Initiatives and Living Learning Programs and Dr. Jenny Minier, Sturgill Professor; Director of the Center for Business and Economic Research, were both finalists for the Sarah Bennett Holmes Award, created by the UK Women's Forum.


University of Kentucky MBA alum Kimra H. Cole has been named President and Chief Operating Officer at Columbia Gas of Kentucky. Headquartered in Lexington, KY, Columbia Gas of Kentucky delivers clean, affordable and efficient natural gas to approximately 135,000 customers across the state and is one of NiSource’s seven regulated utility companies. Cole has served in various leadership roles in marketing, engineering, and operations during her 22 years with Columbia Gas of Kentucky and NiSource.


Surrounded by family, friends and fellow alumni, two exceptional University of Kentucky Gatton College of Business and Economics alumni were honored by the college April 11. Dr. Claire Pomeroy was inducted into the Gatton College Alumni Hall of Fame, while Sarah E. Sanders was the inaugural honoree of the Distinguished Young Alumni Award.


Victoria Russell, alum of the MBA program at the University of Kentucky's Gatton College of Business and Economics, is the current Chief of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion at Papa John's International, Inc. and has been with Papa John's for almost 13 years. She was recently spotlighted in the "Business Women First: Woman Making a Difference" by Louisville Business First. Papa John’s diversity and inclusion efforts will be crucial to the future success of the brand and Victoria (and her team) are ready for the challenge.


Dr. Carol Steltenkamp, professor of pediatrics and alum of the Professional MBA program at the University of Kentucky' Gatton College of Business and Economics, has been appointed to External Chief Medical Officer at UK HealthCare. In this new role, Dr. Steltenkamp will represent the voices of clinicians in strategy, outreach and communications; and will be responsible for developing and maintaining strategic clinical alliances with physicians and health care organizations throughout the Commonwealth of Kentucky and beyond.


Alex Rosenzweig grew up in Long Island, New York, some 750 miles away from Lexington, with no links to the Bluegrass State. Now, in his final year pursuing a degree in engineering and a minor in Jewish studies at the University of Kentucky, he says he is part of a “Big Blue family.”

While he began his first year alone in a new place, he is now in his senior year as part of a strong network of friends, including two siblings and two cousins. How five relatives from Long Island ended up going to UK together is a long and complicated story, but it starts and ends with community.


Welcome to the holiday 2018 edition of Simon Says!

As we celebrate this season of giving, we are proud to share this collection of holiday memories and experiences from Gatton students from around the world.

Hearing from students hailing from Nigeria, China, Germany and many other places in between, one message stands out: The holidays are about spending time with loved ones. We had fun creating this video, and we hope it brings a smile.


Gatton College of Business and Economics Social Enterprise Scholars Jenna Hazelbaker, Kristen McLaughlin, Megan Van Son and Taylor Wurth were recently rewarded for their success and achievement at the Global Social Innovation Challenge at the University of San Diego.


Kristel Smith, an MBA graduate and current director of the Kentucky Innovation Network at Eastern Kentucky University, was recognized in the Lane Report's Top Women in Business. 


Since graduating from the Gatton College, Chinaecherem and Chisom Omenyinma have been traveling, starting new jobs and earning graduate degrees.


At the first Gatton Honors Day Celebration on April 6, 2019, students, student organizations, faculty, and staff were recognized for their outstanding achievements.