UK, U of L Presidents Say Sixth Straight Year of Budget Cuts May Lead to Drastic Measures

Kentucky’s two largest universities are facing grim futures with more budget cuts planned for the coming years. But the schools’ presidents say they can survive University of Kentucky President Eli Capilouto and University of Louisville President James Ramsey addressed the Senate Education Committee today. They did not attempt to talk their way out of proposed […]

Education Commissioner Denies Free Trips Influenced Contract Decision, Rand Paul to Release GOP Jobs Plan, UK President Says Schools Must Modernize, Occupy Louisville Continues: Afternoon Review

Kentucky Education Commissioner Terry Holliday says international trips paid for by an education foundation did not lead to the decision to contract with its business arm. The New York Times reported several states entered into agreements with Pearson after it gave them free trips. Holliday says there were no ethical violations. Offering an alternative to […]

UK President Says Schools Must Modernize

The president of the University of Kentucky says the proposed super-region between Louisville and Lexington relies in part on upgrades to public universities. The super-region would be based around manufacturing, most of it for the automotive industry. UK President Eli Capilouto says research at the universities will play a role, and that, in turn, will […]

Capilouto urges UK to ‘challenge itself’ in first State of the University address

by Brenna Angel, Kentucky Public Radio UK President Eli Capilouto gave his first State of the University address this afternoon. He touted the successes of students, faculty, and staff in his speech, saying the University of Kentucky is a place of opportunity. This year’s freshman class is the most academically accomplished in the school’s history, […]

Candidate for UK President Speaks With Students and Faculty

by Brenna Angel, Kentucky Public Radio University of Kentucky faculty, staff and students had a number of questions today for the man who may be the school’s next president. Eli Capilouto is the provost of the University of Alabama at Birmingham. He visited UK today as the board of trustees’ preferred candidate to replace retiring […]

UAB Provost Preferred Candidate for UK Presidency

by Alan Lytle, Kentucky Public Radio The University of Kentucky’s Board of Trustees has selected University of Alabama at Birmingham provost Eli Capilouto as its preferred candidate to succeed Lee Todd as the school’s 12th president. Capilouto and his wife, Mary Lynne, were introduced at a press conference in Northern Kentucky late Sunday afternoon. Capilouto […]