Dr. Sonja Feist-Price, a professor in the Department of Early Childhood, Special Education and Rehabilitation Counseling, is the University of Kentucky’s next vice president for institutional diversity.
Sonja Feist-Price will begin her duties as vice president for institutional diversity on March 20, UK President Eli Capilouto announced this week to campus. Feist-Price has been at UK for nearly 25 years as a leading teacher and scholar in the College of Education. She also has served as academic ombud and most recent as a senior assistant provost for faculty affairs.
“Words cannot begin to express how excited I am about the opportunity to work with President Capilouto to lead the University of Kentucky in the area of diversity and inclusion,” Feist-Price said. “The ability to positively impact the lives of students, faculty and staff as it relates to inclusive excellence is consistent with my purpose and passion for life, and aligns with the university’s strategic plan. I look forward to expanding the great work of the Office for Institutional Diversity.”
“Dr. Feist-Price brings a wealth of personal and professional experience to this essential work, along with decades-long and heart-felt commitment to our university’s success,” Capilouto said. “Having served on the faculty of our College of Education and embracing challenging responsibilities across a wide spectrum of administrative roles, she possesses the right combination of credentials, experiences, skills, and personal relationships necessary to help lead us forward to an even more welcoming and diverse campus.”