The University of Kentucky is increasingly the first choice for students, faculty and staff to pursue their passions and career goals. For the past two years, Forbes has named the UK a top employer for diversity, and INSIGHT into Diversity has named us a diversity champion for the fourth year in a row. The UK ranks in the top 30 in the US for LGBTQ* inclusion and safety. Ranked as the “Best University to Work For” for the third year running, the UK is one of only 22 national universities in Forbes’ “America’s Best Employers” list. We are ranked in the top 10% of public institutions. For research spending – a tangible symbol of our breadth and depth as a university focused on discoveries that transform lives and communities. Our patients know and appreciate the fact that UK HealthCare has been named the top hospital in the state for five consecutive years. Honors and honors are great.But they’re more than what they stand for: Creating a community of belonging and excellence is how we fulfill our mission, not just for the University of Kentucky, but for the University for Kentucky.