The Office of Diversity is responsible for the development, administration, and support of diversity programs and initiatives for students, faculty, and staff throughout the College of Agriculture, Food and Environment. We foster a commitment to assisting students through academic, professional, and personal growth. It is through these efforts that we strive to provide enrichment on the importance of diversity within our work, educational and social environments.

We hope to engage our Alumni in programs, events, and much more! If you are interested in being a presenter, host a workshop, speak at a professional development event, or host a vendor table for our signature pipeline program, Jr. MANRRS, please consider speaking with one of our officers below to find out how to reach our new generation of Wildcats and future Wildcats in the making!

UK MANRRS Alumni Affiliate Network Officers

Tiffany Monroe, President                                             Sylvester Miller, Vice President                            Jericho Curry, Secretary & Treasurer

Tiffany Monroe, UK MANRRS Alumni Affiliate Network President

 tiffanycmonroe@gmail.com

Learn More About Alumni Giving Here:

College of Agriculture, Food and Environment Office of Philanthropy and Alumni

Program Offerings Include:

  • American Private Enterprise System Youth Program
  • CAFE Graduate Student Fellowship
  • Cooperative Extension Internship Program
  • Cultivating Inclusion Series
  • Extension Diversity Awards
  • Intercultural Awareness Day
  • Jr. MANRRS Leadership Institute and Program
  • MANRRS Professional Society
  • Unconscious Bias and DEI Training for students, faculty & staff
  • Social Justice Trainings
  • Coming Together for Racial Understanding Training

We visit Middle and High Schools, Youth Programs, Youth Career Awareness Fairs, and University Career Fairs!

The Office of Diversity takes advantage of all opportunities to recruit a diverse audience of students, faculty and staff into the UK College of Agriculture, Food and Environment, to include the Kentucky Cooperative Extension Service. Please use the contact information below if you would like us to host a recruitment program at your school, participate in a university career fair or schedule a campus visit. We are happy to engage all future Wildcats, both students and professionals, as we share information on academic programs and professional opportunities available through the University of Kentucky. 

Places that we have visited include:

Chicago High School of Agriculture Sciences

Hopkinsville Middle School

Tates Creek Middle School

BMW Program

BMore Program

North Carolina A&T University

 cafediversity@lsv.uky.edu

Upcoming College & Campus Events

Please see below events happening across the University of Kentucky campus engaging in diversity, equity, and inclusion topics. 

Event fliers will be provided as more information becomes available. 

The College of Agriculture, Food and Environment (CAFE) and its Office of Diversity invites future students and their families to the inaugural "Ag is for All" Conference happening Tuesday, October 26. 

Like many other industries, agriculture is full of little-known professions and areas of study. Similarly, agriculture is full of unsung heros. 

The purpose of this event is to highlight underrepresented CAFE professors, community partners, and shine the spotlight on the important work they do - in research labs, food banks, conservation efforts and beyond.

Who should attend? While the day's content will be geared towards high school students from underrepresented backgrounds, all future University of Kentucky students are welcome to attend. 

University of Kentucky, College of Agriculture, Food and Environment

Diversity Day

October 26, 2021

8:30 am- 3pm

Location: E.S. Goodbarn

 

8:30am - 9:00am – Arrival/Check-in with light refreshments

9:00am - 9:10am – Welcome- Dean Cox, Associate Dean Agouridis- CAFE Student Success, & Assistant Dean and Director for Diversity Farrell

9:10am - 9:40am – CAFE Overview (majors, scholarships, deadlines, etc.)

9:40am – 10:10am – Student Financial Aid and Scholarship Office, William C. Parker

10 minute- BREAK

10:20am – 10:50am – FAFSA

10:50 am – 11:50am – CAFE Faculty & Student panel

10 minute - BREAK

12:00 pm – 12:30pm – Living Learning Program presentation

12:30pm – 1:00pm – Lunch

1:00pm – 2:30pm –Tour UK

2:30pm – 3:00pm – Closing