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Aaron Thompson

Aaron Thompson named to Modern Healthcare’s Excellence in Governance Class of 2022

April 18, 2022
Baptist Health announced Aaron Thompson, who also serves as chair of the Baptist Health System Board of Directors, is among the 2022 class of Modern Healthcare’s Excellence in Governance award. Read more >>

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CPE approves KSU request for $17.5 million disbursement, new academic programs at UofL and WKU

April 18, 2022
CPE took actions to address financial instability at Kentucky State University as specified in HB 250, enacted earlier this month. Read more >>

CPE passes resolutions honoring General Assembly, Beshear for dedication to higher education

CPE passes resolutions honoring General Assembly, Beshear for dedication to higher education

April 15, 2022
CPE passed resolutions at their meeting, one commending the members of the Kentucky General Assembly and the other commending Gov. Andy Beshear for their service to postsecondary education in the commonwealth. Read more >>

Aaron Thompson

Statement on Kentucky 2023-2024 Biennial Budget and KSU funding from CPE President Aaron Thompson

April 15, 2022
Statement from President Aaron Thompson on the legislature's historic investment in higher education in the 2023-24 biennial budget. Read more >>

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Student Success Summit to be held April 11-12

March 24, 2022
Don't forget to register now for the Council's annual Student Success Summit. This year's theme is Innovation through Collaboration. Read more >>

Nancy Zimpher

Q&A with Nancy Zimpher, National Association of System Heads director

March 22, 2022
One of the featured speakers at the 2022 Student Success Summit is SUNY chancellor emeritus Nancy Zimpher. We talk with Zimpher about the topic of "systemness" and what it means for Kentucky. Read more >>

Aaron Thompson

Statement from Aaron Thompson on Senate Budget

March 10, 2022
President Thompson's statement on passage of the Senate budget during the 2022 legislative session. Read more >>

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CPE awards $3.5 million in grants to support summer bridge programs on campuses

March 8, 2022
CPE announced today that 29 programs at 25 Kentucky colleges and universities will receive grants of up to $200,000 each, totaling $3.5 million, to support summer bridge programs focused on improving college preparation and retention. Read more >>

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CPE 2022-2030 strategic agenda released

March 4, 2022
The new state plan for higher education serves as a blueprint to meet Kentucky’s 60x2030 educational attainment goal. Read more >>

Lee Nimocks

Q&A with Lee Nimocks, Vice President and Chief of Staff

March 4, 2022
Nimocks outlines the goals and values of Kentucky’s Strategic Agenda for Postsecondary Education and how it will guide us in achieving CPE’s vision for higher education in the commonwealth.   Read more >>

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Higher Education Matters campaign launches

March 4, 2022
CPE launched a statewide public awareness campaign, Higher Education Matters, to elevate the public’s understanding that postsecondary education is key to greater opportunity and economic growth. Read more >>

Aaron Thompson

President’s Message: Restoring faith in the value of higher education

March 4, 2022
One of the priorities in our new strategic agenda is restoring the public’s faith in the value of higher education. College has a positive return on investment, but you don’t need to take my word for it. As part of our new Higher Education Matters... Read more >>

Last Updated 4/7/2023