Vice President's Message

Mike Richey '73, '79
Vice President for
Philanthropy and Alumni

For over 150 years, students from across the Commonwealth and beyond have been coming to the University of Kentucky seeking an education and a bright future.

During that time, our historic commitment to excellence in education, research, outreach and service has grown with each passing decade. And today more than ever before, we are dedicated to improving the Commonwealth.

Through the years, the university has increased in strength and prominence due in part to the generosity of those who believe in its unlimited potential. And the work we must do to continue fulfilling our mission will not be possible without private philanthropy.

UK needs the loyalty, leadership and financial support of its alumni and friends to help extend and enhance its long tradition of excellence. The greatest days are ahead for the University of Kentucky. This is a place where lives are changed. Our dreams are Kentucky’s hopes.

I invite you to join with us in this great work. Your partnership will help us build for the next 150 years!