Sandra Bastin

Associate Dean for
Phone (859) 257-7249
Fax (859) 323-2885
Faculty Resources, Planning and Assessment

Faculty Resources, Planning and Assessment
L-104 Agriculture Science Center North
Lexington KY 40546-0091

Professional Profile

After serving as Chair of the Department of Dietetics and Human Nutrition for seven years, Dr. Sandra Bastin was appointed Associate Dean for Faculty Resources, Planning and Assessment in August 2018. She will provide leadership for the Office of Faculty Resources, Planning and Assessment. The office is responsible for facilitating the career success and academic advancement of all faculty, including chairs, in the College of Agriculture, Food and Environment. Strategic planning and assessment are also the responsibility of the office. Dr. Bastin is a Registered and Licensed Dietitian. As a Certified Executive Chef, she taught future chefs and owned and ran her own restaurant and catering business. It was the love of teaching young adults that led her to complete a PhD in Food Science and ultimately begin a new profession at the University of Kentucky. Dr. Bastin is a two-time University of Kentucky Wethington Award winner and recipient of the University of Kentucky Faculty Futures Award. She has been named Outstanding New Specialist and received Outstanding New Project (2010), New Program Award (2014) and Project (2018) by the Association of Kentucky Extension Specialists. In 2011, she was named Kentucky Dietetic Association Outstanding Dietetic Educator of the Year. She is actively involved with several professional organizations and consistently volunteers for food-related area projects and church-related endeavors. Dr. Bastin is excited to join the Dean’s Administrative team and encourages an open door communications line among chairs and faculty in the College.