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The University of Kentucky is seeking an Executive Director for the Gatton Student Center. The Gatton Student Center (GSC) has developed and maintained a “world-class” reputation for customer service and event production/management expertise. This aids the national stature of the University and significantly contributes to student retention and persistence of student success.
The Executive Director for the GSC provides efficient management and fiscal control of an annual $15M budget and the 378,000 sq. ft. facility. The Executive Director leads a premier department in the effective use of human and capital resources, especially concentrating on student professional career development and guest services. This position supervises and provides human resource strategic leadership for 130 staff (7 direct, 123 indirect) to support programs that enrich the quality of student life and foster holistic student development. The Executive Director provides regular consultation on regulations and policy matters, as well as provides leadership and works in close collaboration with UK Police, Legal Office and Risk Management in emergency response strategies and preparedness, safe shelters and crisis mitigation. The Executive Director has responsibility for the GSC capital projects, in addition to providing leadership and strategic planning with advanced technological systems integrated into the GSC, as well as ‘state of the art’ cinematic, theatrical lighting, video and audio systems. The Executive Director also provides strong collaboration with partnerships within the building in support of both contractual leases and university programs.
The transformation and re-imagined renovation and expansion of the $201.25 million GSC is a part of an overall $2.3 billion university capital improvement initiative from 2011 to present, to support UK as the University FOR Kentucky. For more information about the GSC and its role in supporting our students and campus community please visit: https://www.uky.edu/gattonstudentcenter/ OR click here. To find out more about Lexington and why our University is proud to call it home, click here.