Includes new hire, new positions
LEXINGTON, Ky. (May 10, 2016) — The University of Kentucky Gatton College of Business and Economics has made personnel changes, Dean David Blackwell announced today.
Nicole Jenkins has been named executive associate dean. As executive associate dean, Jenkins will serve as the de-facto chief operating officer for the college, overseeing financial operations, human resources, faculty affairs, research administration, facilities, information technology, and accreditation/strategic planning.
Jenkins’ strong academic career includes positions at Washington University-St. Louis and Vanderbilt University before she joined the Gatton College in 2012.
Ken Troske will serve as associate dean for graduate programs and outreach. Troske, who has been senior associate dean since 2012, will be responsible for all of Gatton’s graduate and professional programs, including the college’s MBA programs, as well as the Don and Cathy Jacobs Executive Education Center and the Von Allmen Center for Entrepreneurship.
Nancy Johnson’s position of executive director of international affairs position has been elevated to associate dean for international affairs. Under her leadership, this position has greatly expanded, with increasing numbers of international partnerships, education abroad opportunities, and international students in the Gatton College. Johnson will continue developing and overseeing new international partnerships as the college works to diversify its global reach.
Scott Kelley will continue as the Gatton College’s associate dean for undergraduate affairs, the position he has held since 2010.