University of Kentucky

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Formation1865
HeadquartersLexington, Kentucky
Type• Public
• land-grant
• research
Home of the Patterson School of Diplomacy and International Commerce, training a cadre of professionals for careers in international affairs.

The University of Kentucky is a public land-grant research university in Lexington, Kentucky. Founded in 1865 by John Bryan Bowman as the Agricultural and Mechanical College of Kentucky, the university is one of the state's two land-grant universities (the other being Kentucky State University) and the institution with the highest enrollment in the state, with 30,545 students as of fall 2019.[1][2]

In 1959, the Patterson School of Diplomacy and International Commerce opened and began training professionals at the master's and doctoral level for careers in international affairs. The program was the vision of UK's first president James Kennedy Patterson who had identified the need for the United States to develop a cadre of professionals to advance its diplomatic and commercial interests around the globe. Patterson bequeathed his entire estate to establish this entity.


 

Alumni on Wikispooks

PersonBornDiedNationalitySummaryDescription
Kelly Craft24 February 1962USDiplomat
Walter Huddleston15 April 192616 October 2018PoliticianMember of the Church Committee, lost Senate seat in 1985 election.
Thomas Niles22 September 1939USDiplomat


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