UK must continue to apply its expertise to solve real-world problems within the Commonwealth, contribute to economic prosperity and conduct research that benefits the people of the Commonwealth and beyond. In today’s world, postsecondary education is often linked to the benefits it provides to students and alumni – primarily, employment preparation and opportunities, a higher income, networking, and skill training. The fuller expression of civic engagement in higher education is found in institutions where the commitment to civic engagement is strategic, pervasive and integrated into the core functions of research, teaching and service.
Jimmy Henning, co-chair
Jimmy Henning is the Associate Dean for Extension, Director of UK Cooperative Extension. He serves as co-chair of Group #6: Have a Meaningful Impact on the Commonwealth and Community.
Lisa Higgins-Hord, co-chair
Lisa Higgins-Hord is the Assistant Vice President for Community Engagement. She serves as co-chair of Group #6: Have a Meaningful Impact on the Commonwealth and Community.