The University of Kentucky Alumni Association recently announced its 2019-2020 Board of Directors Officers, which included UK MBA alumna Taunya A. Phillips as President. Since its inception more than 125 years ago, the UK Alumni Association is a self-governed, nonprofit membership organization that serves the University of Kentucky and its many alumni, students, parents and friends across the Commonwealth and beyond.
The University of Kentucky's One Year MBA program at the Gatton College of Business and Economics is excited to announce the official 2019/20 Project Connect internship companies and corporate sponsors which will include Ale-8-One Bottling Company, Alltech, Big Ass Fans, Brown-Forman, Bullard, Cintas, GE Appliances, God's Pantry Food Bank, Neogen, R.J. Corman Railroad Group, Tempur Sealy International, Thynk Health, UK Healthcare and Valvoline. Project Connect is a unique internship experience with Gatton's full-time One Year MBA program.
This month, Simon shares his summer reading list, including several interesting books for summer beach reading. He also introduces several outstanding faculty and staff members who celebrate great achievements this year, discussing their research, teaching and learning – and a few things they do for fun!
University of Kentucky MBA alum and Chief Medical Officer at UK Healthcare, Dr. Phillip Chang recently accepted the Gage Award for Quality on behalf of the approximately 9,000 people of physicians, nurses, pharmacists and other healthcare professionals that represent UK Healthcare. America's Essential Hospitals, which represents 300 hospitals committed to caring for the vulnerable and keeping communities healthy, awarded UK HealthCare the 2019 Gage Award for its work on safer opioid use within an academic health system. The Gage Awards, named after association founder Larry Gage, honors successful member hospital programs that improve patient care and meets community needs.
The Gatton College of Business and Economics officially welcomes the 2019/20 One Year MBA cohort to the University of Kentucky. The collective class brings a diverse set of personal and professional experiences with a high achievement of academic excellence.
This month, Simon goes behind the scenes at UK's 2019 graduation, and introduces a number of our graduating seniors, who talk about their plans for the future, the amazing jobs they’re starting, and how Gatton has prepared them for the next steps in their careers.
Audit, tax and advisory firm KPMG LLP has named University of Kentucky professor Jeff Payne, KPMG Professor in the Von Allmen School of Accountancy in UK’s Gatton College of Business and Economics, as the 2019 KPMG James Marwick Professor-In-Residence.
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.
University of Kentucky MBA alum and current Chief Medical Officer at UK Healthcare, Dr. Phillip Chang, is chairing an advisory committee to fight the current opioid epidemic in Kentucky and develop the standards for the Kentucky Statewide Opioid Stewardship (KY SOS) program. The National Institute on Drug Abuse ranks Kentucky among the top 10 states with the highest opioid-related overdose deaths, and Kentucky’s hospitals are on the frontline in the fight to help the state recover.