Gatton College of Business and Economics dean David Blackwell named UK’s next provost

Gatton College of Business and Economics dean David Blackwell has been named the University of Kentucky’s next provost. Blackwell will begin his duties as provost on Jan. 8, University of Kentucky President Eli Capilouto announced Tuesday in a campus-wide announcement. Blackwell has served as dean of the Gatton College since 2012, a time of tremendous growth and transformation. Most recently,...

UK Gatton College of Business report expects ‘robust’ economic growth in Kentucky this year

Forecasting “robust” economic growth this year and identifying education as the most important factor affecting Kentucky’s economic future, the University of Kentucky Center for Business and Economic Research (CBER) released its 45th Kentucky Annual Economic Report Wednesday. CBER is the applied economic research branch of UK’s Gatton College of Business and Economics. “The...

UK set to host 28th annual Economic Outlook Conference — What’s Next in Global Economy?

What is the outlook for the stock market? What about job creation in Kentucky and the nation? What actions can we expect from the Federal Reserve in the coming months and how will they impact our economy and your pocketbook or wallet? These are just a few of the topics and questions which will be addressed on Tuesday, Feb. 7, as the University of Kentucky hosts its 28th Annual Economic Outlook Conference...

UK will celebrate official opening of new facility for school’s Gatton College of Business and Economics

Alumni, students, faculty, staff and friends of the University of Kentucky Gatton College of Business and Economics will gather to celebrate the official grand opening of the new facility this Friday, beginning at 10:30 a.m. in Gatton’s Kincaid Auditorium. The new Gatton College building is already transforming business education at UK, preparing the next generation of business leaders with advanced...

Lexington’s fast-growing tech sector attracts nine new companies, 190 jobs, $7.5M in 2013

Lexington’s fast-growing high tech sector saw the addition of nine companies in 2013, adding 190 new jobs and investing $7.5 million in the local economy, government officials announced to kick off Global Entrepreneurship Week this week.   “Creating the environment in Lexington to attract and grow good jobs is my top priority,” Mayor Jim Gray said. “We’ve found a combination of incentives...

UK, UofL developing joint MBA program
for rising executives; fall 2014 is likely start

Kentucky’s two largest business schools are developing a plan to offer the state’s first joint master of business administration (MBA) program for executives.   David Blackwell, dean of the University of Kentucky’s Gatton College of Business and Economics, and Charles Moyer, dean of the University of Louisville’s College of Business, announced the initiative today at the Kentucky Chamber...