UK president announces two candidates for provost position

News Staff

President Eli Capilouto announced two candidates for provost consideration via a campus-wide email Monday. 

“I am pleased to let you know that I have asked Dean Donna Arnett (of the College of Public Health) and Dean David Blackwell (of the Gatton College of Business and Economics) to be available later this week for conversations with various campus constituencies, including the Senate and Staff councils, students, the deans, and other senior administrators,” Capilouto wrote. 

Each candidate will participate in two public forums later this week, as part of the “campus review” process.

After the forums, Capilouto said he will collect feedback from the public. He said more detailed information about the provosts will be available here later today. 

Capilouto wrote that he is still confident that an internal search is “the right approach.”

“I assure you this has been a thorough and thoughtful process, even as we must move quickly to fill the role of Provost by the end of the calendar year,” he wrote. 

The forum schedule is listed below: 

Dean Donna Arnett

Thursday, Dec. 7

8:45 a.m. – 9:45 a.m. in the Karpf Auditorium

3 p.m. – 4 p.m. in Memorial Hall

Dean David Blackwell

Friday, Dec. 8

8:45 a.m. – 9:45 a.m. in the Karpf Auditorium

3 p.m. – 4 p.m. in Kincaid Hall in the Gatton building