January 29, 2008

New Letter From UK President

MADS EXCLUSIVE!

We got our hands on another letter from University of Kentucky President Lee Todd.

From: President Lee T. Todd, Jr. [BE-President@email.uky.edu]
Sent: Monday, January 28, 2008 5:27 PM
To: **********
Subject: Dr. Judy "J.J." Jackson named VP for Institutional Diversity

I am pleased to announce that Dr. Judy "J.J." Jackson has agreed to serve as the university's first vice president for institutional diversity.

I am thrilled that Dr. Jackson has accepted our invitation to join us here at the University of Kentucky. In addition to her academic interest in diversity and her administrative experience, she has successfully developed and implemented diversity programs throughout her career - at Vassar College, New York University, MIT, Cornell University, Babson College, and Bucknell University.

Dr. Jackson will officially assume her UK administrative duties on July 1, 2008.

Since 2004, Dr. Jackson has been dean of the college at Vassar College, a highly selective, residential, co-educational liberal arts college in Poughkeepsie, N.Y. A range of departments at Vassar reports to her, including multicultural services, disability services, equal opportunity and affirmative action, and many other units that focus on student services. Dr. Jackson received her doctorate in administration, planning, and social policy, with a concentration in higher education from Harvard University; her master's in interdepartmental study involving Francophone literature, geography, and foreign policy from Bucknell University; and her bachelor's in French language and literature from the University of North Carolina, Greensboro.

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