New administrator hired at UK: Asst. vice president comes from MSU

By Matthew Lytle

UK recently hired a new executive leadership administrator.

Beth Patrick, former chief of staff at Morehead State University, joined UK Oct. 10 as the assistant vice president of financial operations. She will focus on special projects and improving effectiveness on business processes.

Patrick was with Morehead State for 29 years.

“I was at a point in my career and needed a change,” Patrick said. “I had always wanted to come to UK and it helped further my career.”

Now at UK, she will work with President Eli Capilouto’s executive leadership team. She is also working with her former colleague Angela Martin, the vice president of financial operations and treasurer and former Morehead State budget director.

Patrick and Martin both worked at Morehead State many years ago and have kept a business relationship since.

“This is a great hire for UK,” said Keith Kappes, a former colleague of Patrick. Kappes worked with Patrick for many years as they served on the Morehead State cabinet for more than five years.

“She is bright, engaging and has the best analytical mind,” Kappes said. “UK is getting her in her prime.”