November 01, 2018

The Gatton College of Business and Economics at the University of Kentucky will spotlight ways that students and local business professionals can Go Pro with Gatton with an open house on Thursday, November 8, from 5:00-7:00 p.m. Candidates will have the opportunity to learn and interact with representatives from the all of the college’s professional master’s programs, including the MS in Accounting (MSACC), MS in Finance (MSF), MBA and Executive MBA programs.


November 01, 2018

University of Kentucky MBA alumna, Victoria Russell, was recently named the Chief of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DE&I) at Papa John's International. In this role, Victoria is responsible for leading the company's efforts to ensure that the commitment to diversity and inclusion remains a top strategic priority across all aspects of Papa John's business operations which includes more than 5,000 stores in over 45 countries.


October 30, 2018

In this edition of Simon Says, Dean Simon Sheather explores Gatton faculty research and its impact on the world of business.  

At Gatton, our research goes beyond traditional topics and applies directly to the way businesses work in the real world. Our scholars discover how artificial intelligence impacts accounting practice, the effect of new tax policies around online sales, the latest financial innovations with blockchain and digital currency, understanding why employees commit fraud and more.


October 02, 2018

On this week’s episode of “Behind the Blue,” UK Public Relations and Marketing‘s Carl Nathe talks with Gatton Dean Simon Sheather about his life, his career, and what attracted him to the Bluegrass.

Listen to the podcast here!


September 26, 2018

Check out what's happening at Gatton as we launch UK’s “Kentucky Can: The 21st Century Campaign,” with Simon J. Sheather, dean of the Gatton College of Business and Economics.

See stories from incredible students and faculty who have been directly impacted by the generosity of our alumni and friends. Through this comprehensive campaign, the Gatton College will be able to achieve more for our students, our commonwealth, and communities around the globe.  


August 24, 2018

Check out what's going on as we start the new academic year, with Simon J. Sheather, the new dean of the Gatton College of Business and Economics.

See footage from the Gatton Welcome, where the college welcomed 784 incoming first-year undergraduates from 33 states and 10 countries, who are part of a record-breaking more than 4,000 future business leaders studying at the Gatton College this year.  

Keep an eye out for these updates once a month, where Dean Sheather will share the latest and greatest things going on at Gatton!


July 17, 2018

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.


July 10, 2018

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

Chinaecherem Omenyinma, a 2012 graduate in accounting, recently completed his master's in business administration at the University of Virginia. Positively impacting the lives of others is one of the reasons he chose to pursue his MBA and begin his career at Danaher, a Fortune 500 science and technology company,


May 30, 2018

University of Kentucky Provost David Blackwell on Wednesday announced that Simon J. Sheather has been selected as the next dean of UK’s Gatton College of Business and Economics, pending approval by the UK Board of Trustees.

Sheather currently is professor and interim director of Texas A&M University’s Institute of Data Science, as well as academic director of MS (Analytics) and Online Programs in the Department of Statistics. Texas A&M, like UK, is a member of the Southeastern Conference.


April 09, 2018

On April 6 the Gatton College of Business and Economics held the first annual Gatton Honors Day Celebration. Students, student organizations, faculty, and staff were all recognized for their outstanding achievements in academics, college involvement, research, teaching, service and more! Award winners include: