Those who follow me on Twitter and Facebook will know the news already: I have recently been selected as the inaugural dean of the Lewis Honors College at the University of Kentucky. I am very proud of all that we accomplished in the Schreyer Honors College at Penn State and our connections there are deep and strong. Izzy is now a sophomore and the Mack Fund will continue in perpetuity. This is a new challenge, however, and one that I am very excited about!
Honors has been present at Kentucky since 1961 in various forms, but the gift to create the university-wide college came just two years ago. There are already great women and men on the college staff and faculty throughout the university who are committed to seeing honors thrive at UK and I am confident that together we will build one of the best Honors Colleges in the nation. So I will continue to wear blue and white, switching from one cat to another, but always committed to fostering and developing the talented young women and men to fulfill their potential and, in so doing, transform our world for the better. See you in Lexington!