Mission Statement: 

The mission of the Office of Diversity is to continually foster an environment of inclusion, respect, and appreciation of differences. Our efforts will support these goals through action, outreach, and accountability. The fundamental belief that all faculty, staff and students deserve a chance to be successful within our College will guide our efforts. 

A Message from Dean Cox

The University of Kentucky College of Agriculture, Food and Environment is committed to a diverse and inclusive college where all members feel valued through our programs, policies, and services. Diversity is a  driving force in our service to stakeholders in the Commonwealth of Kentucky.  We foster a welcoming environment where diversity is valued and all individuals can fulfill their highest potential by integrating different ideas, beliefs and cultures. All members of our college are united by their commitment to the pursuit of diversity as it is outlined explicitly in the University of Kentucky College of Agriculture, Food and Environment’s Strategic Plan. A commitment to diversity is essential to enhance the quality of decision making, problem solving and innovation. As Dean, I view the respect of diversity as the cornerstone of all our actions as we shape a  more productive college, commonwealth, and nation.  

Nancy Cox, Dean 


College Diversity & Inclusion Officers:

Dr. Mia Farrell

Assistant Dean and Director for Diversity

S101A Ag Science Center North, Lexington KY 40546



Dr. Vanessa Jackson

CAFE Director of Faculty Diversity & Inclusiveness

317 Erickson Hall, Lexington KY 40546



Kendriana Price

Acting Assistant Director of Diversity

Inclusion & Diversity Program Coordinator

305 Charles E. Barnhart Building, Lexington KY 40546



For more information regarding the Agriculture, Food and Environments stance on Diversity and Inclusion, visit their website here: https://diversity.ca.uky.edu/