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WorkshopEqual Opportunity Update
Date/TimeThursday, January 19, 2017  at 1:00 - 2:30PM
LocationBoone Center
Conference and First Lady's Rooms
Patty Bender, Interim Associate Vice President for Institutional Equity, Office of Institutional Equity and Equal Opportunity
 Patty Bender was appointed Assistant Vice President for Equal Opportunity at the University of Kentucky in June 2003. Patty was formerly the affirmative action/equal opportunity compliance officer at UK. She has worked in the Office of Institutional Equity and Equal Opportunity since March 1996. She worked in the College of Medicine beginning in 1988 after transferring with her family to Lexington. Patty’s main function is to assure that the university is compliant in providing equal opportunity as outlined in the university’s Affirmative Action Plan and Governing Regulations, including appropriate accommodations required under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Patty is a charter member of the state KYBLN board of directors and is frequently called on as a resource person regarding the ADA and other equal opportunity subjects.


The Office of Institutional Equity and Equal Opportunity is responsible for upholding the University of Kentucky commitment to equal opportunity for all members of the University community. In this presentation, an update will be provided concerning the University's provision of equal opportunity, and compliance information including:
1. Administrative Regulation 6.1
2. Affirmative Action Plan in Employment
3. Kentucky Council on Postsecondary Education Diversity Policy
4. Other related information

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