- CEO Meeting
March 26, 2012
- Kentucky Student Success Summit
April 2-3, 2012
Louisville Marriott Downtown
- CPE Meeting
April 19-20, 2012
University of Kentucky
- CEO Meeting
The Council on Postsecondary Education recently honored four Kentucky legislators for their “leadership, vision and forethought” that led to the passage of Senate Bill 1 (2009).
SB 1 is a significant piece of legislation that resulted in several education initiatives to improve college readiness and degree completion in Kentucky.
Council on Postsecondary Education Chair Pam Miller appointed 14 people to serve on the new Committee on Equal Opportunities (CEO) at the February Council meeting. The CEO provides oversight of the Council’s Statewide Diversity Policy, which recognizes diversity as a vital component of the state’s educational and economic development.
The Council on Postsecondary Education elected Pam Miller of Lexington as chair and Dan Flanagan of Campbellsville as vice chair. Both will serve one-year terms.
Kentucky’s Bucks for Brains program has achieved impressive results for the Commonwealth, as the accompanying chart shows.
As a strategic component of Kentucky’s reform agenda, the endowment match program matches state dollars with private donations to encourage research at the University of Kentucky and the University of Louisville, and to strengthen key programs at the comprehensive universities.
University of Louisville President James Ramsey called the program a “game changer.”
“The Bucks for Brains program has been a game changer for the University of Louisville. It has allowed us to recruit the best researchers and build research infrastructure that would not have been possible without matching dollars from the state,” said Ramsey.
Kentucky Adult Education is now offering free GED testing to eligible Kentuckians on a first-come, first-served basis through June 30 or until federal Workforce Investment Act (WIA) incentive funds are expended.
A series of public service radio ads will promote the free testing so that more Kentuckians can learn of the opportunity.
The Council on Postsecondary Education will host the first annual Kentucky Student Success Summit on April 2-3, 2012. at the Marriott Downtown Louisville.
Miss the Common Core Standards forum last month? No problem. Plenary session videos are now available via the Council’s YouTube channel.