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NKU Holds Fall Convocation
on Aug. 16


Aug. 13, 2021 —  Northern Kentucky University begins the new academic year with its Fall Convocation for faculty and staff on Monday, August 16 at 1 p.m.

Fall Convocation marks the first campus-wide in-person gathering since February 2020. President Ashish Vaidya will welcome the NKU community back to campus and recognize the successes from the past year. A reception will follow the address.

President Vaidya will also recognize new faculty and staff and honor Dr. Kimberly Clayton-Code with the Frank Sinton Milburn Outstanding Professor award. Dr. Clayton-Code is a professor in the College of Education and serves as director of the Institute for Talent Development and Gifted Studies. NKU will also present the CARES awards, which honors recipients for their extraordinary commitment to student success throughout the pandemic.

  • What: NKU Fall Convocation
  • When: August 16, 2021 at 1 p.m.
  • Where: H. Gordon and Thelma S. Martin Ballroom at the James C. and Rachel M. Votruba Student Union

The Convocation address will also be broadcast live online here.

About NKU: Founded in 1968, NKU is an entrepreneurial state university of over 16,000 students served by more than 2,000 faculty and staff on a thriving suburban campus nestled between Highland Heights, Kentucky and bustling downtown Cincinnati. We are a regionally engaged university committed to empowering our students to have fulfilling careers and meaningful lives. While we are one of the fastest-growing universities in Kentucky, our professors still know our students' names. For more information, visit