Noah Desta, 6, gets his COVID-19 vaccination from pharmacist Jim Hallahan. Mark Cornelison | British photo.
The University of Kentucky is increasingly becoming the number one choice for students, faculty, and staff to pursue their passions and their professional goals. Over the past two years, Forbes has named the UK one of the best employers for diversity, and INSIGHT into Diversity has recognized us as a Diversity Champion four years in a row. UK is ranked among the top 30 campuses in the nation for LGBTQ* inclusion and safety. The UK has been rated a “Great College to Work” three years in a row, and the UK is one of only 22 universities in the country on Forbes’ list of “America’s Best Employers”. We are in the top 10 percent of public research spending agencies – a tangible symbol of our breadth and depth as a university focused on discovery that changes lives and communities. And our patients know and appreciate the fact that UK HealthCare has been voted the best hospital in the state for five years in a row. are great. But they are more important for what they represent: the idea that creating a community of belonging and commitment to excellence is how we honor our mission to be not just the University of Kentucky, but the university in front of Kentucky.