Diversity builds better leaders.

At the University of Kentucky's Gatton College of Business and Economics, we believe opportunities to grow professionally are enhanced when the learning environment includes a variety of perspectives. That’s why the UK MBA program seeks to enroll students with a wide range of backgrounds along with different personal and professional experiences. Some college and campus services include:

Commitment to diversity and inclusion

Our objective is to enhance the diversity and inclusivity of the University of Kentucky's campus community through recruitment and retention of an increasingly diverse population of faculty, administrators, staff and students. By implementing these initiatives, we believe this will provide richer diversity-related experiences for everyone and help ensure their success in an interconnected world.

MBA Alumni Spotlight: 

Erica Miles

Erica Miles
Senior Consultant, SVP at Wells Fargo

Jonathan Beatty

Jonathan Beatty
Founder of I LOVE Books

Saman Rahimi

Saman Rahimi
Senior Global Supply Chain Specialist at Alltech

Ana Megrelishvili

Ana Megrelishvili
Business Development Manager at Custom Sign Factory

Latarika (Tari) Young

Latarika (Tari) Young
Senior Manager of Quality, Compliance and Sustainability at Lexmark

Victoria Russell

Victoria Russell
Chief Diversity & Inclusion Officer at Beam Suntory

Ben Osei

Benjamin Osei
Field Marketing Manager at Brown Forman
 

Damon Porter

Damon Porter
Chief Human Resources Officer at Grange Insurance


Gatton's Diversity and Inclusion Officers

The Gatton College of Business and Economics' Diversity and Inclusion Officer works collaboratively with the Provost, Vice President for Institutional Diversity and the leadership of their college to achieve the vision and strategic objectives of diversity and inclusivity within their respective college and the greater University community. Feel free to contact our Gatton's diversity and inclusion officers with any questions. 

Dave Ziebart, PhD
PwC Endowed Professor of Accountancy
Gatton College of Business and Economics
University of Kentucky | Lexington, KY 40506
859.257.2112 (office) | dzieb2@email.uky.edu

Serenity Wright 
Director of Honors Pathway Programs
Gatton College of Business and Economics
University of Kentucky | Lexington, KY 40506
859.257.0730 (office) | serenity.wright@uky.edu