Taunya Phillips is the Assistant VP for Commercialization & Economic Development at the University of Kentucky, where she is focused on the commercialization of intellectual property . She has been a UK employee for 17 years. Previous positions at UK include CFO for Kentucky Technology, Inc., a for-profit subsidiary of the UK Research Foundation; College of Engineering Lecturer; and Minority Engineering Program Director. Prior to UK, Taunya worked at Milliken & Company, a chemical and textile manufacturer. Positions there included production manager, process engineer, technical salesperson and marketing analyst & planner. Taunya is the 2014-2015 Board Chair of for Opportunity for Work and Learning, Inc. and the University of Kentucky Alumni Association. She is the past President and a current member of the UK College of Engineering Alumni Association Board. She is the current Vice Chair for the Lexington Downtown Development District. Taunya has a B.S. in Chemical Engineering and an MBA from the University of Kentucky. She is a native of Danville, Kentucky.
University of Kentucky
Assistant VP for Commercialization & Economic Development