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The Mission of the AAA EAG@UK is to be a strategic partner with The University of Kentucky to promote a culture of diversity, equity, inclusion, belonging, engagement and expansion through connection, professional development and continuous learning. The AAA EAG@UK will advance the understanding and inclusion of employees with a common background, set of interests and/or goals. The vision, mission, goals and activities of the AAA EAG@UK are fully aligned with the university and embody the vision, mission and goals of UK.

The AAA EAG@UK will be a valuable mechanism to:

(1) build a culture that fosters inclusive excellence

(2) offer employees access to leadership opportunities

(3) establish programs and activities aligned with the mission of the University of Kentucky

(4) develop new and innovative ways for EAGs@UK to perform at a high impact level of

inclusive excellence.

AAA Co-Leads

Dr. Tracy Lu ( and Suzanne McGinnis ( serve as the AAA co-leads. 


Resources for the Asian and Asian American Community at UK:


Korean Professors of Central Kentucky Association

First generation and Korean-American professor association for social gathering and academic enhancement for discussion. Faculty members attend from UK, EKU, NKU, Asbury, Berea, etc.


Contact: Sujin Kim/ / 859-218-0110 (UK Office)

Korean-American Scientists and Engineers Association (KSEA) – Kentucky Chapter

Korean Student/Scholar Association of Kentucky

Supports diverse local Korean events, hosts a local consulate service through the Consulate general of Republic of Korea in Chicago, etc.


Korean Language/Culture/Music Classes and Schools

University of Kentucky – Korean Language Classes


Contact: Liang Luo

Address: 1453 Patterson Office Tower | 859-257-9139

University of Kentucky – School of Music

Lexington Korean School

The Lexington Korean School, as a first Korean language teaching institution founded in 1980 made its first official step as an independent organization in 1990, and has been enjoying 39 years of history. The classes are for all ages including adult classes. The school is physically located at 3534 Tates Creek road, Lexington, KY 40517.


Contact: Hyun Go Lee (Principal)

Lexington Saturday Korean School


Contact: (832) 702-0234

Address: 1075 Ashgrove road, Nicholasville, Kentucky,



Lexington Korean Presbyterian Church


Phone: (412) 916-7619

Address: 333 Redding Rd, Lexington, KY 40517


Restaurants / Groceries

Arirang Garden


Address: 109 Mt. Tabor Rd. Lexington, KY 40517 | (859)269-8273


JY Kitchen

Korean meal plan and catering service located in downtown Lexington.


Contact:, (859) 474-0277

Address: 1006 Delaware Ave, Lexington, KY 40505


Han Woo Ri

Located within walking distance from UK campus. Korean restaurants with fast-food menu.


Address: 371 S Limestone, Lexington, KY 40508

Seoul Supermarket


Contact: (859) 254-6300

Address: 1085 E New Circle Rd # 2, Lexington, KY 40505

DY Market

Also has a restaurant inside the grocery store. 

Contact: (859) 224-0088

Address: 3101 Clays Mill Rd, Lexington, KY 40503

Local Business

Dr. Tiger Kim’s Taekowndo


Contact: Tiger Kim, (859) 296-0088

Address: 3601 Palomar Centre Drive, Lexington, KY 40513


Lexington Taekwondo & Jiu-Jitsu


Contact: (859) 245-1733,

Address: 3120 Pimlico Pkwy #110, Lexington, Kentucky 40517


Embassy/ Consulate / Foundations

Consulate General of the Republic of Korea in Chicago

For Kentucky residents related to Korean government services, contact Chicago Consulate. States covered in Chicago Consulate includes: Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota, Wisconsin.


Contact: T:(312) 822-9485 F:(312) 822-9849    

Address: NBC Tower Suite 2700, 455 North City Front Plaza Dr. Chicago, IL 60611           

Chicago Korean Education Center - Consulate General of Republic of Korea

Sponsors Korean Community Schools for Korean-American students in the Midwestern US.


Contact:, (847) 777-8830

Address: 9935 Capitol Drive, Wheeling, IL 60090

Embassy of the Republic of Korea in the USA


Contact: (202) 939-5600 (Fax: 202-797-0595)

Korean Cultural Center in Washington D.C.


Contact: (202) 939-5688 (Fax: 202-387- 0413)

Korea Foundation

Promote better understanding of Korea within the international community and to increase friendship and goodwill between Korea and the rest of the world through various exchange programs. Sponsors diverse academic programs for institutions located in US.



Health Information Resources

Interpreter Services for University of Kentucky Healthcare Patients


For more information on UK HealthCare’s Interpreter services call (859) 323-8951.

Multi-Cultural Resources for Health Information by National Library of Medicine

NYU Center for the Study of Asian American Health

Lewis Katz School of Medicine – Center for Asian Health – Temple University

Stanford University – School of Medicine – Center for Asian Health Research and Education

COVID-19 Resources

Other Organizations for Asian Americans

Asian American Legal Defense & Education Fund

“The Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund, a New York-based national organization founded in 1974, protects and promotes the civil rights of Asian Americans.”


National Association of Asian American Professionals

“The National Association of Asian American Professionals is a non-profit organization that cultivates and empowers Asian & Pacific Islander leaders through leadership development, professional networking, and community service. As the largest and fastest growing API professionals association, NAAAP continues to provide its members with the tools and resources to further career advancement and to empower Asians and Pacific Islanders to become great leaders as well as valuable employees. In order to achieve our goals, NAAAP offers a diverse range of professional development programs on the local and national level, engages its membership in community service and organizes professional networking events. These may range from a series of panels, workshops and seminars, and web-based sessions and networking.”


COVID-19 Resources Page:

Past events:

  • Movie Night “Crazy Rich Asians” and Reception for the Asian & Asian-American Affinity Group
  • Fireside Chat
  • Planning Meeting
  • Zoom Happy Hour