Diversity

Diversity builds better leaders

At the University of Kentucky's Gatton College of Business and Economics, we believe opportunities to grow professionally are enhanced when the learning environment includes a variety of perspectives. That’s why the UK MBA program seeks to enroll students with a wide range of backgrounds along with different personal and professional experiences. The University of Kentucky and Gatton offers a number of campus wide and college specific student organizations and groups to connect with beyond the classrom. In addition we offer the following support resources for students, among many others:

Committment to diversity and inclusion

The objective is to enhance the diversity and inclusivity of the University of Kentucky's campus community through recruitment and retention of an increasingly diverse population of faculty, administrators, staff and students. By implementing these initiatives, we believe this will provide richer diversity-related experiences for everyone and help ensure their success in an interconnected world. This objective will be achieved by working collaboratively to create an environment where all of our students, faculty, and staff live or work in an environment of openness and acceptance, and in which people of all backgrounds, identities, and perspectives can feel secure and welcome.

MBA Student & Alumni Spotlight

We encourage you to contact any of our currrent students or alumni listed below directly to help you understand more about their personal experiences in the MBA program at the University of Kentucky.  

Erica Miles

Erica Miles
Senior Analyst at US GAO
 

Jonathan Beatty

Jonathan Beatty
Founder of Servonta

Tiffany Molina

Tiffany Molina
Current MBA Student and Project Connect Intern at Alltech
 

Ana Megrelishvili

Ana Megrelishvili
Director of International Business Development at Big Ass Solutions

Latarika (Tari) Young

Latarika (Tari) Young
Engineering Manager at Lexmark 
 

Nithya Venugopal

Nithya Venugopal, DMD
Assistant Professor & Coordinator of Strategic Initiatives at Western University of Health Sciences

Ben Osei

Benjamin Osei
Associate Brand Manager at Brown-Forman
 

Srishti Mahajan

Srishti Mahajan
Marketing Project Manager at at Amazon


Diversity and Inclusion Officers

The Gatton College of Business and Economics' Diversity and Inclusion Officer works collaboratively with the Provost, Vice President for Institutional Diversity and the leadership of their college to achieve the vision and strategic objectives of Diversity and Inclusivity within their respective college and the greater University community. Feel free to contact our officers with any questions you may have. 

Nicole Thorne Jenkins, PhD
Executive Associate Dean of Administrations, Faculty and Research
Gatton College of Business and Economics
University of Kentucky | Lexington, KY 40506
859.218.1649 (office) |  nicole.t.jenkins@uky.edu

Dave Ziebart, PhD 
PwC Endowed Professor of Accountancy
Gatton College of Business and Economics
University of Kentucky | Lexington, KY 40506
859.257.2112 (office) | dzieb2@email.uky.edu


Applying into the MBA program

Before applying into the MBA program please review the Admissions Requirements, MBA Preparatory Courses and updated GMAT/GRE Waiver Policy. For any questions about the UK MBA, please contact:

Christopher Carney
Director of MBA Recruitment
Gatton College of Business and Economics
University of Kentucky | Lexington, KY 40506
859.257.7645 (office) | christopher.carney@uky.edu