UK Perspectives

Product Design Program Unveiled At UK

Jun 3, 2020
UK College of Design

Guest Mitzi Vernon, dean of the UK College of Design, describes her college's brand new Product Design program for undergraduates in Kentucky. She also provides an update on the college's move the the repurposed Reynolds Building.

Tom Godell

Doug Way became the new dean of UK Libraries this past July. He came to UK from the University of Wisconsin-Madison where he served as associate librarian for Collections and Research Service. We discuss his optimism about the future of libraries, the benefits to UK students of having the library as a “third space”, and the King Library’s newest exhibit devoted to the role of Kentucky Women in the suffrage movement one century ago.

UK College of Social Work

Improving the lives of children, families and the professionals who serve them... that's the mission of Dean Jay Miller, who took took over as dean of the University of Kentucky's College of Social Work last July. 


Julian Vasquez Heilig became Dean of the University of Kentucky College of Education in July 2019. Just before the annual holiday break Dean Heilig generously agreed to join us at the WUKY studios to share with us his vision for the future of the college, which hosts nearly 3,000 students in over 70 graduate and undergraduate programs.

In this latest edition of UK Perspectives host Tom Godell talks with Mary J. Davis, Interim Dean of the UK College of Law.  The college recently cut the ribbon on brand new space on the campus and accepted a $20M endowment fromJ. David Rosenberg and his wife, Dianne.  The school will now be named the University of Kentucky J. David Rosenberg College of Law.

UK Now

UK's College of Communication and Information is under new leadership.  Jennifer D. Greer assumed her duties in August.  She holds a doctorate from the University of Florida, a master's from the University of Kansas, two bachelor's degrees from the University of Missouri, and most recently held the position of associate provost at the University of Alabama.  She talks about her new job with guest host Alan Lytle.

Provost David Blackwell On UK's Record Enrollment

Aug 23, 2019
Alan Lytle

This week on UK Perspectives guest host Alan Lytle talks with Provost David Blackwell about the school's record enrollment numbers on the eve of the fall semester.

Sept. 16, 2019

Associated Press:

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — The University of Kentucky is reporting a record number of first-year students enrolled for the fall semester.

University President Eli Capilouto says the school's first-year class totals 5,396, which is 319 more students than last year.

Tom Godell / WUKY

Mark Shanda, dean of UK’s College of Fine Arts stopped by our studios recently. He brought us up to date on several upcoming events at the college including the record-breaking Ralph Steadman exhibit at the UK Art Museum, the UK Symphony’s unusual presentation of the film Amadeus, Opera Theater’s Grand Night for Singing, and UK Theater’s Shrek.

Tom Godell

It’s not all about farming on this edition of UK Perspectives. UK’s College of Agriculture, Food & Environment -- cleverly abbreviated as CAFE -- houses 14 academic units teaching everything from Community and Leadership Development to Veterinary Science to Horticulture and beyond. Overseeing it all is our guest, CAFE Dean Nancy Cox.

Tom Godell / WUKY

The Reynolds Building on the UK Campus was constructed as a tobacco warehouse in 1917. Soon it will be the new home of UK’s College of Design. Dean Mitzi Vernon of the College of Design stopped by our studios recently and shared her plans with us.