Diversity & Inclusion

A diverse and inclusive campus, where everyone feels a sense of belonging, prepares our students for that reality. And, as a practical matter, it informs and expands our capacity for teaching, research, care, and service.

I’m grateful to belong to a university family that understands we must all work together to create an environment in which everyone feels an unwavering sense of belonging. We are not there yet. Our work will never be complete. But we are resolute in our commitment to making that journey together, framed by different experiences and perspectives, but united in our resolve to be a welcoming, diverse community.

I look forward to continuing to work with you in a spirit of openness, mutual trust, and recognition of the value in all of us.

—Eli Capilouto, President

In the Turner lab we strive to build and nurture a culture where inclusiveness is a reflex, not an initiative. We know through experience that different ideas, perspectives and backgrounds create a stronger and more creative work environment that delivers better results. Embracing and nurturing diversity and inclusion is the responsibility of every member of the University community. In the Turner lab we pledge to follow the following:

  • Build and create a sense of community
  • Create a safe work environment
  • Provide new hires with resources related to Diversity and inclusion at UK
  • Provide training a refresher courses on social etiquettes
  • Stay informed with community and social media updates

College Diversity & Inclusion Officers

College of Pharmacy

UK Research

Trenika Mitchell, Clinical Assistant Professor
Phone:(859) 323-3581

Toni Smith, Research Human Resource Director
Email: toni.smith@uky.edu
Phone: (859) 257-8288

Resources and Links

Office for Institutional Diversity
Center for Academic Resources and Enrichment Services (CARES)
Center for Graduate and Professional Diversity Initiatives
Inclusive Health Partnerships
Inclusive Excellence and Diversity Education
Martin Luther King Center
Office of LGBTQ* Resources
Student Support Services
Administrative Offices