The University of Kentucky's Institute for Workplace Innovation will close at the end of September.
Lisa Gilbert Williams, the executive director of the organization, made the announcement Friday in a news release.
Christine Riordan, UK's provost, said in a letter accompanying the news release that the decision to close "was a reflection of something we have all faced in this economy and that we continue to confront — the need to align resources with mission and institutional priorities."
At UK, Riordan wrote, "Our chief priorities must be the mission of ensuring student success through education along with research, service and health care that changes communities and extends and enhances lives."
IWIN started in 2006 and has worked with more than 60 organizations and hundreds of business leaders across Kentucky and the nation, Williams said. It conducted academic research and provided it to Kentucky employers, facilitated 15 roundtable meetings, hosted webinars, provided training and consulted on a variety of workplace topics.