The University of Kentucky College of Agriculture, Food and Environment is committed to a diverse and inclusive college where all members feel valued through our programs, policies, and services. Diversity is a driving force in our service to stakeholders in the Commonwealth of Kentucky. We foster a welcoming environment where diversity is valued and all individuals can fulfill their highest potential by integrating different ideas, beliefs and cultures. All members of our college are united by their commitment to the pursuit of diversity as it is outlined explicitly in the University of Kentucky College of Agriculture, Food and Environment’s Strategic Plan. A commitment to diversity is essential to enhance the quality of decision making, problem solving and innovation. As Dean, I view the respect of diversity as the cornerstone of all our actions as we shape a more productive college, commonwealth, and nation.
Nancy Cox, Dean
Greetings from the Assistant Dean & Director for Diversity
As Assistant Dean and Director, my goal and vision for the University of Kentucky’s College of Agriculture Office of Diversity is to position the College of Agriculture to be nationally recognized for its efforts in strengthening workplace diversity, recruiting and retaining a diverse student body, building cultural competency, and most importantly serving as a resource for faculty, staff, and students within the units of the College of Agriculture as it seeks to enhance our land grant mission of teaching, research, and extension. Having made relationships in Agriculture across the state, I understand the importance of diversity within our college. I look forward to establishing the Office of Diversity as a symbol of excellence that best serves our constituents and assists them in reaching their dreams through efforts in education, service, scholarship, and leadership. It is through these efforts that I strive to provide enrichment on the importance of diversity within our work, educational and social environments.
Quentin R. Tyler, Assistant Dean and Director for Diversity
In the News
2015-10-09 08:10:07UK CAFE Office of Diversity invites the public to Intercultural Awareness Day, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Oct. 14 at E. S. Good Barn, celebrating the rich diversity of our faculty, staff and students.
April 26, 2015
The University of Kentucky College of Agriculture, Food and Environment and College of Education will host a research symposium on diversity and inclusiveness from 5-7 p.m. Wednesday, April 29, at the E.S. Good Barn.
Topics consist of access and equity in STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) fields; including individuals with disabilities in their places of worship; cross-cultural courses producing pluralistic students; and more.
April 14, 2015
An Open Dialogue about being LGBTQ* at the University of Kentucky - Sexual terminology and a changing culture were discussed Tuesday evening at “Under the Rainbow,” an open discussion on being part of the LGBTQ* community that involved students, faculty and staff.
Students were encouraged to have honest and open discussions with one another, and topics ranged from the usage of pronouns to the difference between gender and sex.