Wednesday, April 20, 2016

University of Kentucky to reorganize administrative units

(AP) — The University of Kentucky provost will reorganize administrative units in an effort to help students.

University of Kentucky Provost Tim Tracy will reorganize administrative units including undergraduate education, student affairs, enrollment management, the Center for the Enhancement of Learning and Teaching, and the UK International Center.

Tracy says that one of the changes will include merging different departments to eliminate bureaucracy and increase the number of people working directly with students.

The move will result in some job losses. The provost says some employees may move into different roles and some new jobs may be added.

The changes are part of the university's five-year strategy plan aimed at increasing graduation and retention rates by 2020. Tracy says the changes will help students with academic issues, financial aid and wellness.