UK vice president in Office for Institutional Diversity announces resignation

Dr. Judy Jackson has been with UK since 2008

Dr. Judy Jackson
Dr. Judy Jackson

LEXINGTON, Ky. (Feb. 26, 2015) — Dr. Judy Jackson, who has served as the University of Kentucky’s first vice president for Office for Institutional Diversity since 2008, has announced she she will be leaving UK at end of the Spring semester to move closer to her family in Boston.

Jackson has been instrumental in increasing diversity at UK, said president Eli Capilouto. She led the Whitney Young Scholars Summer Residential Program, oversight of the Minority College Awareness Program and the Jamal Mashburn Scholarship Program.

She has led a strong corps of offices that include the Center for Academic Resources and Enrichment (CARES), Student Support Services, the Health Colleges Student Diversity Services Office, and the Martin Luther King Center, where she established the MLK Center Scholar-in-Residence faculty position. She also spearheaded the creation of “First Thursday: The 411 on Student Success,” in which the four areas—Institutional Diversity, Undergraduate Programs, Student Affairs, and Enrollment Management—come together to share and/or collaborate on successful aspects of student retention.

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