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Apr 23, 2020

LEXINGTON, Ky. (April 23, 2020) –Among his many duties, UK’s Executive Vice President for Finance and Administration Dr. Eric N. Monday has helped lead the crisis response of the university to COVID-19. It’s something he has a great deal of experience in, having helped lead responses to two major hurricanes while serving in senior positions at Louisiana State University.

This week, however, Monday is also part of a discussion about what will be a very challenging budget this coming year – a challenge created by the blows to the economy from the coronavirus. Along with President Eli Capilouto and other senior leaders, Monday leads a team that is developing a proposed budget for 2020-2021. The idea, President Capilouto said in an email to campus last week, is to make the “painful and tough choices” now that will “position UK to thrive when we emerge from this crisis.”

Dr. Monday joins us on this special episode of ‘Behind the Blue’ to discuss that process and the steps UK is taking from here.

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