UK Leads: Pushing the boundaries of what is possible

July 23, 2019 | By David W. Blackwell, provost and chief academic office, University of Kentucky, via UKnow

More than 150 years ago, two Kentuckians shared an audacious dream.

President Lincoln, born in Kentucky, signed the Morrill Land Grant Act, making it possible for states to offer public higher education to a broader group of people on what was an unprecedented scale.

John Bowman and other Kentuckians seized upon this opportunity to found what we know today as the University of Kentucky.

Bowman challenged the Commonwealth to dream of what is possible.

Today at the University of Kentucky, we are pioneering new ways to fulfill our mission to our students, faculty, staff, alumni, friends, and the people of the Commonwealth we serve. Anchored by this land-grant mission, and propelled by fierce resolve and enduring compassion, we continue to ask ourselves what is possible.

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