Release Date:September 27, 2004
Contact: Sue Patrick
Phone: (502) 573-1555, ext. 308
(Frankfort, Ky) The Council on Postsecondary Education, the coordinating board for the state's system of postsecondary education, will hold a regional forum in Louisville to get public input on a variety of issues affecting postsecondary education. The public is encouraged to participate in the forum scheduled Monday, Oct. 4 from 6:30-9 p.m. (ET) at DuPont Manual High School, 120 W. Lee St., Louisville.
The Louisville forum is one of nine that will be conducted across the state this fall. The forums are part of a year-long process to review and update the statewide plan that will mobilize the resources of the postsecondary education system over the next few years. This process is required by the Postsecondary Education Act of 1997 (House Bill 1).
"We're looking forward to engaging the citizens of northern Kentucky in a meaningful discussion," stated Tom Layzell, president of the Council. "We want to hear about the issues that are important to them and how postsecondary education can help address those issues," he explained.
Layzell said the regional meetings provide an opportunity for citizens to inform the statewide initiatives that will be developed for the state's public colleges and universities.
"Public input is an important part of our process to provide Kentuckians with an efficient, responsive and coordinated system of postsecondary education as required by HB 1," he said.
Residents from seven counties are invited to attend the Louisville forum. The counties include Bullitt, Henry, Jefferson, Oldham, Shelby, Spencer and Trimble.
Layzell, Council members, and Council staff will attend the Louisville forum.
Individuals interested in attending the forum, or who need more information, are asked to call Chanda Williams-Miller at 502-573-1555, ext. 248.
The other forums will be held in Louisville, Prestonsburg, Manchester, Lexington, Ashland, Paducah, Madisonville and Glasgow.
Kentucky's Postsecondary Education System encompasses nine public institutions and numerous independent institutions and represents 229,061 students, 538,866 Kentucky alumni, and 275,108 GED recipients. When Kentuckians earn postsecondary degrees, their skills improve and their wages go up; they are more likely to lead healthy lives and be engaged in their communities; and they build better futures for themselves and for their families.