As the University of Pikeville enters its 129th academic year, the Opening Convocation ceremony will be held on Thursday, September 6, 2018 at 11am in the Health Professions Education Building, seventh floor. The community is invited to join faculty, staff, and students as the university formally embarks on a new academic year. This year’s convocation address will be given by Gregory and Kathryn Pauley. After serving in several faith-based organizations, Kathryn recently completed her term as Chapter President of the Alpha Delta Kappa International Honorary Organization for Women Educators. Gregory currently serves on the University of Pikeville Board of Trustees and is chairman of the Appalachian Regional Healthcare Board.