Dr. Eli Capilouto Receives 2023 Vision Award for Excellence in Education

The 2023 Vision Award is for Excellence in Education was presented President Eli Capilouto, who has been a great leader for higher education in the Commonwealth of Kentucky.

Dr. Capilouto hosted the Bluegrass Higher Education Consortium’s Presidents’ & Superintendents Summit luncheon at UK in December 2022. When he was introduced by Rob it was noted that President Capilouto is the last remaining President who was signatory of the Bluegrass Higher Education Consortium Charter Agreement back in 2012. As  President Capilouto began to address the audience he noted that “he should probably win some kind of award for that, right?”   He was unaware The Vision Awards Committee had already chosen him for this excellence in education honor.

Thank you President Capilouto for your leadership and for your support of the Bluegrass Higher Education Consortium.

Like most great leaders, President Capilouto does not take credit for the University of Kentucky’s recent successes, rather he credits his great leadership team, faculty and staff, calling his team “The Power of We.”

Because of this “Power of We” there has been a transformation of the campus, resulting in historic student success, improved health care of our people, unrivaled ingenuity, greater trust, transparency and accountability; and a more inclusive community. This progress on campus is resulting in a high-quality talented workforce and improved well-being for the Commonwealth.  Thank you Dr. Capilouto for your service!

We are happy to announce that the Excellence in Education Vision Award is presented to Dr. Eli Capilouto, University of Kentucky.