LEXINGTON, Ky.— University of Kentucky alumna and Paintsville native, Rebecca Liebert, the executive vice president at PPG — a global manufacturer of paints, coatings and specialty materials — attributes her successful career to leaning in on the “three p’s”: planning, project management, and not procrastinating.
These qualities were instilled at an early age. Planning for crops on her family’s farm in Eastern Kentucky, while managing schoolwork was no simple task and she wasn’t to procrastinate.
Now, she’s applying those same principles in a philanthropic commitment to the university.
Accepted by the UK Board of Trustees, Liebert’s recent gift of more than $6 million will establish the Dr. Rebecca Burchett Liebert Dean’s Fund in the College of Engineering.
The fund will provide scholarship support to undergraduate students from Eastern Kentucky — with an emphasis on supporting female students and those who would strengthen UK’s commitment to diversity and inclusion. In recognition of her commitment, the dean of the college will be referred to as the “Dr. Rebecca Burchett Liebert Dean of the College of Engineering.”
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