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WKU offices in Bowling Green will open at 10 a.m. Friday. Classes Friday remain canceled and campuses in Glasgow, Owensboro and Elizabethtown/Ft. Knox remain closed Friday. Saturday classes in Bowling Green will proceed as scheduled. Here is a link to the University’s attendance policy during adverse weather conditions. Use caution and watch for slick spots on roads and walks. 

Residence Halls remain open until noon Saturday. Bemis & Barnes have space for those who need to stay longer. Visit WKU Housing & Residence Life for more information.

The high school regional basketball tournament games scheduled for Wednesday night were canceled. Games will be rescheduled for Friday/Saturday. Follow WKU News for the latest updates. #WKUAlert

Academic Affairs Staff - Sylvia Gaiko

Dr. Sylvia Gaiko

Dr. Sylvia Gaiko

Associate Vice President for Planning and Program Development

Office:  Wetherby Administration Building; 225
Phone:  270-745-8985


Sylvia S. Gaiko, Ph.D., is Associate Vice President for Planning and Program Development.  Before joining the Provost office Sylvia was Associate Dean for five years in the College of Health and Human Services at WKU.  She received her B.S. and M.A.E. from WKU and a Ph.D. from Oklahoma State University.  Before moving back home to Kentucky, Dr. Gaiko spent five years at the University of Missouri-Columbia as a department head, and thirteen years prior at Oklahoma State University.  Dr. Gaiko received the Regents Distinguished Teaching Award from Oklahoma State University (OSU), a student-initiated award given annually to six members of the approximately 1,300 OSU teaching faculty.  She has also received the Public Health Excellence Academic Professional Award in recognition for work with the Department of Health and Human Services, and numerous advising awards at the graduate and undergraduate level. 

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 Last Modified 9/24/14