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Kentucky Virtual Library joins University Press of Kentucky Open Access Initiative Consortial Partner Program

March 3, 2022
The partnership between KYVL and the University Press of Kentucky gives K-12 libraries, college and university libraries and public libraries access to 1,300+ books. Read more >>

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CPE unveils state plan to meet 60x2030 educational attainment goal

February 9, 2022
CPE unveiled the 2022-2030 state plan for higher education on Wednesday. Higher Education Matters: A Statewide Strategic Agenda for Kentucky Postsecondary Education serves as a blueprint to meet Kentucky’s educational attainment goal—to raise... Read more >>

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State leaders back multi-agency priorities to strengthen education to workforce pipeline

February 1, 2022
State leaders gathered in Frankfort today to discuss their full support of the work of the Commonwealth Education Continuum, a multi-agency effort launched last year to improve Kentucky’s education to workforce pipeline. Read more >>

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CPE approves three new academic programs, re-elects leadership

January 31, 2022
CPE approved two new academic programs at the University of Louisville and one at Northern Kentucky University at its meeting Friday. Read more >>


CPE providing grants to summer bridge programs to help students prepare for college

January 24, 2022
CPE is offering grants of up to $200,000 for summer "bridge" programs focused on improving college preparation and retention. Read more >>

Statement from CPE President Aaron Thompson on House Budget

Statement from CPE President Aaron Thompson on House Budget

January 21, 2022
The biennial budget passed in the House demonstrates Kentucky lawmakers’ continued dedication to higher education and workforce development in the commonwealth. Read more >>

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Council on Postsecondary Education certifies its first cultural competency program

January 19, 2022
CPE awarded its first cultural competency credential certification to Western Kentucky University’s Inclusive Teaching Academy on Jan. 19. The certification process reviews and certifies programs aimed at developing well-defined cultural competencies... Read more >>

Statement from CPE President Aaron Thompson

Statement from CPE President Aaron Thompson

January 13, 2022
We are grateful to both Gov. Beshear and the House for confirming that now, more than ever, higher education matters. Read more >>

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Kentucky campuses provide aid, resources to those impacted by severe storms

December 15, 2021
Following the tornado outbreak that ripped through Kentucky over the weekend, causing destruction and loss of life, the higher education community rallied to meet the needs of storm victims. Read more >>


Statement from CPE President Aaron Thompson

December 9, 2021
Read President Thompson's statement regarding the resignation of UofL President Neeli Bendapudi. Read more >>

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President’s Message: Celebrating our successes, looking to the future

December 7, 2021
In 2021 we found innovative ways to demonstrate that higher education matters, that it has a positive return on investment and that it is key to the health of Kentucky’s economy—and the message is resonating. Read more >>


Education experts to bring ‘employability skills’ to Kentucky college classrooms

November 29, 2021
Experts from colleges and universities across the state will work to ensure curricula include essential skills such as critical thinking, effective communication, collaboration and quantitative reasoning. Read more >>

Last Updated 4/7/2023