Chellgren Center for Undergraduate Excellence
of cultivating extraordinary academic achievement through our Chellgren Fellows
have participated in the Chellgren Student Fellowship since its start in 2007
have lent their expertise to students by acting as mentors, fellows and endowed professors
The mission of the Chellgren Center for Undergraduate Excellence is to advance the University of Kentucky's commitment to three broad areas: Student Excellence, Teaching Excellence, and Program Excellence.
The ultimate goal is for the University to be nationally recognized as a beacon of undergraduate excellence. The Chellgren Center contributes to that goal by raising aspirations of UK students; assisting students in realizing their highest academic potential; inspiring progressive reform and innovation in teaching, learning, and curriculum development; and fostering creative and productive collaborations across the many programs and departments engaged in the undergraduate mission.
Support the creation and dissemination of the best educational practices and teaching innovations.
Enhance the University's ability to recruit and retain exceptional students from within the Commonwealth of Kentucky, across the nation, and throughout the world.
Foster collaborations among the University's most successful and prestigious undergraduate programs.
Vision & Goals
A truly exceptional research university expresses excellence in each of its missions: teaching, research, and service. The University of Kentucky is therefore committed to creating a world-class undergraduate experience as part of its aspiration to be among the very best research universities.
The Chellgren Center for Undergraduate Excellence was created to help realize that aspiration. The vision of the Center is to create and implement strategies for assuring that the institutional assets of UK, as a land-grant, flagship, world-class research university, are aligned to support undergraduate excellence.