Success Stories

University of Kentucky MBA student at the Gatton College of Business and Economics, Elizabeth "Liz" Bazner, has recently been promoted to the Director of Digital at A&W Restaurants, Inc. with headquarters in Lexington, KY.

The Eastern Kentucky University Board of Regents named University of Kentucky MBA and Gatton College of Business and Economics alum Dr. David McFaddin the interim president of Eastern Kentucky University (EKU) and will assume his leadership duties January 6th, 2020. Before being named interim president, Dr. McFaddin was the senior vice president for operations and strategic initiatives at EKU.

Kentucky Volleyball middle blocker Leah Meyer was named a 2019 First Team CoSIDA Academic All-American, becoming the second UK player ever to be named a first teamer, joining Morgan Bergren in 2015.

University of Kentucky alum of the One Year MBA program at the Gatton College of Business and Economics, Alex Norton, is now the Talent Supply Chain Engagement Sr. Coordinator at Amazon. Alex reflects back on his time in the UK MBA program and emphasizes some of the valuable experiences that he had which helped him land a great opportunity with Amazon. 

Executives and University of Kentucky MBA alumni and students from UK HealthCare, Tempur-Sealy International, Matrix Design Group and the United States Air Force will lead a panel of speakers beginning 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 11, in Room 399 of UK’s Gatton College of Business and Economics.

Cardiothoracic surgeon and University of Kentucky MBA alum, Timothy W. Mullett, was recently named chair-elect of the Commission on Cancer (CoC) of the American College of Surgeons during the ACS Clinical Congress, one of the largest international meetings of surgeons in the world.

College Consensus has recently ranked the University of Kentucky Professional MBA (For Leaders in Healthcare) program at the Gatton College of Business and Economics No. 15 in their Best Online Healthcare MBA Programs for 2020 survey.

 In 2020, the UK MBA anticipates new student enrollment to grow with their Real-Time, Online MBA option, entrepreneurship concentration and the Professional MBA (For Leaders in Healthcare) program.

University of Kentucky MBA alumni, executives and current students representing Tempur Sealy International, US Air Force, UK Healthcare and Matrix Design Group lead a stellar panel of speakers at the Professional MBA Open House event on Wednesday, December 11th at 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM at UK's Gatton College of Business and Economics building on campus. This event is open to all working professionals, executives and HR managers in Kentucky (and beyond) who are interested in learning more UK's professional MBA programs. 

Grant Marciniak was recently promoted to Group Manager of Planning and Business Processes at Norfolk Southern Corporation, one of the nation’s leading transportation companies. Grant was hired by Norfolk Southern following his graduation in the UK MBA program and speaks to the different skills he learned in the UK MBA along with his degree in Chemical Engineering at the University of Kentucky.