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Tim Tracy named University of Kentucky provost

Tracy is dean of UK College of Pharmacy

LEXINGTON, Ky. (Feb. 19, 2015) – University of Kentucky President Eli Capilouto on Wednesday announced that Tim Tracy, dean of UK’s nationally ranked College of Pharmacy, will serve as the institution’s next provost, beginning on Monday.

Tim Tracy
Tim Tracy

Capilouto in an email to campus Wednesday afternoon cited several issues that Tracy and the campus will be confronting immediately, including:

  • Strengthening undergraduate student retention and graduation;
  • Strengthening graduate and professional education efforts;
  • Advancing the institution’s research enterprise;
  • Fostering with greater urgency an inclusive campus environment that celebrates the multitude of backgrounds, identities, and perspectives;
  • Further refining and completing UK’s next Strategic Plan;
  • Implementing a new financial model; and
  • Selecting deans for the colleges of Dentistry, Design, Medicine, and Public Health.

Tracy received his bachelor’s degree in pharmacy from Ohio Northern University, his Ph.D. in clinical pharmacy from Purdue University and completed a postdoctoral fellowship in clinical pharmacology at Indiana University.

After serving on the faculty at West Virginia University and the University of Minnesota (where he also served as department chair), Tracy became Dean of UK’s nationally ranked College of Pharmacy in August 2010.

From April 2012 until August 2013, Tracy served as Interim Provost.

He has published almost 100 scientific manuscripts, more than 15 book chapters and edited two books. He has been principal investigator and co-investigator on numerous grants funded by the National Institutes of Health and other agencies.  He also holds two patents.