Rita began working at the University of Kentucky in 1983. She has served as the Tutor Program Coordinator since 2009.second year as the CATS Tutor Coordinator. Before coming to CATS Rita worked in both the Athletics Business Office and Football Offices.
Rita is responsible for coordination and development of the CATS Tutoring Program, Mentoring program and English Writing Program under the direction of the Director of Academic Services.
Aside from her Tutor Program Coordinator responsibilities, she oversees the C.A.T.S. budget with Associate Athletics Director for Student Services, she helps plan National Student-Athlete Day Activities and coordinates mentoring for UK 101 classes, assists with editing the C.A.T.S. website with Mike Pirrman, Tiffany Hayden, and Dustin Lewis, and helps with recruiting materials for prospective student-athletes.