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Liaison David Tedder
Submission Date Oct. 16, 2015
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University of Kentucky
EN-13: Community Stakeholder Engagement

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete Expired Lisa Higgins-Hord
Assistant VP for Community Engagment
University Relations
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Has the institution adopted a framework for community stakeholder engagement in governance, strategy and operations?:
Yes

A brief description of the policies and procedures that ensure community stakeholder engagement is applied systematically and regularly across the institution’s activities:

In the current draft of the University Strategic Plan (to be adopted by UK Board of Trustees June 2015) there will be a framework that formalizes community stakeholder engagement relative to organizational structure, support for student faculty and staff, curricular and co-curricular initiatives and operations.

This is included in Strategic Initiative 1:Renew our institutional commitment to promote the public good through the sustainable application of our expertise and resources to meet challenges and disparities associated in social, economic, environmental, educational, and health issues.

Action Step 5: "Foster and sustain a comprehensive and multi-dimensional partnership among campus and community stakeholders in the communities in which we are located, based on meaningful and sustainable dialogue. (current draft language)"


A brief description of how the institution identifies and engages community stakeholders, including any vulnerable or underrepresented groups:

Action Steps 3 and 4 of Strategic Initiative 1, outline our approach to identifying and engaging stakeholders.

Action Step 3: In partnership with local, state and global communities, identify emerging issues, challenges and community aspirations that are viewed as most important by our community partners and focus UK’s resources on meeting these challenges.

Action Step 4: Build a mutually-beneficial network of community, corporate, and University partners that facilitates a broad range of inclusive and accessible enrichment opportunities, to advance key economic development initiatives of our Commonwealth.

Also, Strategic Initiative 2 focuses on deepening student learning through community engagement.

Action Step 1: Provide every student the opportunity to participate in a community engagement experience through academic coursework, clinical outreach services, service-learning, internships, education abroad, research, co- curricular experiences, or cooperative extension services.

Action Step 2: Develop faculty and staff expertise to deliver quality community engagement and outreach, service-learning courses and co- curricular experiences that will utilize current best practices and be culturally competent, measurable and sustainable.


List of identified community stakeholders:

The Assistant Vice President for Community Engagement maintains a active list of community stakeholders, some of whom were party to the development of the language and concepts for the current strategic plan, that will be used to address the Strategic Initiatives and Action Steps from the draft Strategic Plan.
· Aylesford Neighborhood Association
o Daniel Cooper, Officer
o Greg Guenthener
o Becca Self, Officer; Founder & Director, Foodchain
· Bluegrass Community Foundation
o Lisa Adkins, President and CEO
· Columbia Heights Neighborhood Association
o Kate Savage, Officer
· CSC Design Studio
o Richard Levine, Architect
· Elizabeth Street Neighborhood Association
o Robert Kelly, Officer
· Governor’s School for the Arts
o Carrie Nath, Director
· Isaac Scott Hathaway Museum
o Yvonne Giles, Director
· Kentucky Arts Council
o Lori Meadows, Executive Director
· Kentucky Humanities Council
o Ben Chandler, Executive Director
· Lexington Art League
o Becky Alley, Programs Director
· Lexington – Fayette Urban County Government
o Geoffrey Blair, Facilitator and Councilman At-Large
o Lori Houlihan, Special Events Coordinator; Founder, Local First Lexington
o Steve Kay, Council-at-Large
· Local Food Movement
o Rona Roberts, Writer/Advocate
· Lyric Theater and Cultural Arts Center
o Rasheeda El-Amin, Executive Director
· NoLi CDC
o Richard Young, Programs & Projects Director; Director, Chamber Music Festival
· North Limestone CDC
o Griffin VanMeter, President
· Ohio State University
o Patrick S. Osmer, Vice Provost for Graduate Studies and Dean of the Graduate School
· Oregon State University
o Scott Reed, Vice Provost for Outreach and Engagement and Director of Cooperative Extension
· PepsiCo
o Steve Reinemund, Former CEO
· Prall Town Neighborhood Association
o Betty Boyd, Officer
· Seven Parks Neighborhood Association
o Bev Huston
· State University of New York, Buffalo
o Amy Myzska, Director of Wellness and Work-Life Balance
· Southern Heights Neighborhood Association
o Kate Richards, Officer
o Laura Stouffer, Officer
· Seedleaf
o Ryan Koch, Founder and Director
· Transylvania University
o Kurt Gohde, Faculty; Engagement Artist
o Kremena Todorova, Faculty; Engagement Artist
· University of Arizona
o Andrew Carnie, Dean, Graduate College and Faculty Director, Graduate Interdisciplinary Programs
· University of Kentucky
o Ike Adams, Dean; Faculty, College of Social Work
o Geoffrey Blair, Community Engagement Manager, UK HealthCare Marketing and External Affairs
o Jay Blanton, Executive Director of Public Relations and Marketing
o Tony Blanton, Director of Off Campus Student Services
o Patrice Carroll, Human Resources Director/Training and Development
o Rick Crosby, ADR Public Health
o Linda Dwoskin, ADR Pharmacy
o Carol Hanley, Associate Director, UK Office of Environmental Programs Outreach Services
o Lisa Higgins-Hord, Assistant Vice President for Community Engagement
o JJ Jackson, Vice President of Institutional Diversity
o Doug Kalika, Faculty, College of Engineering
o Vince Kellen, Senior Vice Provost for Academic Planning, Analytics, and Technologies
o Tom Kelly, ADR Nursing
o Brad Lee, Associate Extension Specialist
o Elizabeth Lorch, Associate Dean of Research, College of Arts and Sciences
o Rebecca McCulley, Interim Director, UK Institute for Sustainability and the Environment
o Robert Mock, Vice President for Student Affairs
o Eric Monday, Executive Vice President for Finance and Administration
o Judy Needham, Facilities Planner
o Anthony Ogden, Executive Director of Education Abroad and Exchanges, UK International Center
o Don O’Hair, Dean; Faculty, College of Communication and Information
o Chris Riordan, Provost
o Sam Stromberg, Director of Outreach, UK Sustainability Council
o Shane Tedder, Sustainability Coordinator
o Bill Thro, General Counsel
o Suzette Walling, Staff, Tracy Farmer Institute
o Kim Wilson, Vice President of Human Resources
o Ben Withers, Associate Provost for Undergraduate Education
o Don Witt, Associate Provost for Enrollment Management
· University of Michigan
o Jennie McAlpine, Director of Work-Life Programs
o Janet Weiss, Vice Provost and Dean of the Rackham Graduate School
· University of Nebraska, Lincoln
o Lance C. Perez, Dean of the Graduate School
· University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
o Steven Matson, Dean of the Graduate School
o Ashley Nicklis, Senior Director of Benefits and Work-Life
· University of Wisconsin-Madison
o Martin Cadwallader, Vice Chancellor of Research, Dean of the Graduate School
· Wal-Mart
o Sharon Orlopp, Global Chief Diversity Officer and Senior Vice President of Corporate People
· Washington State University
o Steve Austin, Faculty, Landscape Architecture

The Center for Community Outreach in the Office of Student Involvement also maintains a database (http://www.ukcco.org/) of community partners and potential partnerships used to connect students through curricular and co-curricular activities to (Lisa has language)


A brief description of successful community stakeholder engagement outcomes from the previous three years:

Development of the UK Master Plan (2013) involved dozens of community stakeholder meetings and was shaped by the feedback from those meetings.

We are also in the midst of a massive campus transformation with more than 1.7 billion in capital construction and this work has been closely coordinated with the Lexington Fayette Urban County Government, Council and Neighborhood Associations.


The website URL where information about the institution’s community stakeholder engagement framework and activities is available:

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