Legislators hear support for liberal arts in workforce, professions and R&D

Liberal arts education was the topic of a presentation to legislators last week at the State Capitol. The Council on Postsecondary Education was pleased to coordinate the presentation to the Interim Joint Committee on Education’s Postsecondary Education Subcommittee.

The presenters, listed below, highlighted the value of a liberal arts degree in promoting general education:

The group of four, Tim Tracy, Jay Morgan, David Lee and Rhonda Tracy, presented to legislators.
The group of four, Tim Tracy, Jay Morgan, David Lee and Rhonda Tracy, presented to legislators.
  • Jay Morgan, Vice President for Academic Affairs, Council on Postsecondary Education;
  • David Lee, Provost, Western Kentucky University;
  • Rhonda Tracy, Chancellor, Kentucky Community and Technical College System; and
  • Tim Tracy, Provost, University of Kentucky.

“The presentation gave us an opportunity to highlight to members of the General Assembly the unique benefits of an education in the liberal arts and their role not only as stand-alone academic programs, but also in support of technical education, professional school programs, and research and development programs,” said Morgan.

The group also communicated ways in which the liberal arts and general education were of value in various growing segments of the economy extending out for the next 10 years.