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Aaron Thompson

President’s Message: Collaboration is the key to success

October 12, 2022
Here at CPE, relationships are at the center of everything we do. Find out how we are collaborating with our P-12 educators, industry leaders and policymakers to improve graduation rates, build the workforce pipeline, close equity gaps and more. Read more >>

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State plan aims to help adults go to college, fill skills gap

October 3, 2022
Working-age Kentuckians face barriers to completing a degree or credential; CPE has a new statewide action plan to remove these barriers. Read more >>

CPE approves academic programs, sets tuition for new scholarship program

CPE approves academic programs, sets tuition for new scholarship program

September 20, 2022
CPE approved two new academic programs for Eastern Kentucky University and the Kentucky resident rate of tuition for Kentucky Innovative Scholarship recipients at its meeting. Read more >>

New partnership supports colleges serving displaced students

New partnership supports colleges serving displaced students

September 16, 2022
State and national education organizations are coming together to launch a community of practice to support colleges serving students who have been displaced by crises in their home countries. Read more >>

Aaron Thompson

President’s Message: Community conversations help connect higher education and industry

September 7, 2022
Learn what President Thompson has heard so far during his conversations with local leaders, educators and the business community about ensuring our college graduates are work ready in Louisville, Elizabethtown and Brandenburg. Read more >>

Arthur Levine

A ‘Great Upheaval’ is coming to higher education

August 30, 2022
Arthur Levine, author, discusses the game-changing transformations coming to higher education and how colleges can successfully respond to them. Levine is the keynote speaker at this year's Postsecondary Education Trusteeship Conference. Read more >>

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CPE grants help colleges address healthcare workforce shortage

August 25, 2022
CPE's Healthcare Workforce Collaborative distributed $8 million in grants to Kentucky’s public 2- and 4-year colleges and universities to help address the healthcare workforce shortage. Read more >>

Aaron Thompson

CPE President Thompson kicks off statewide ‘community conversations’ to address workforce shortage, skills gap

August 23, 2022
CPE President Aaron Thompson will kick off a statewide tour this week to discuss workforce shortages and how to increase work-ready college graduates in the future to support business and industry, communities and regional economies. Read more >>

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New CPE progress report shows 2020-21 college graduation rates up amid drop in enrollment

August 18, 2022
Learn how the Commonwealth has made long-range gains in closing equity gaps, and how the state's institutions fared during the height of the pandemic. Read more >>

Aaron Thompson

President’s Message: College communities rally to support Eastern Kentucky

August 15, 2022
As I share in the excitement of a new school year for campuses across the Commonwealth, my heart is with our friends and colleagues affected by the floods in Eastern Kentucky. I’m also inspired by how our colleges and universities have stepped... Read more >>

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New CPE initiative aims to close equity gaps, increase graduation rates

August 3, 2022
Nine Kentucky colleges have identified strategies to increase degree completion rates and close equity gaps through an assessment process to identify areas of improvement as part of the Jobs for the Future (JFF) Network Demonstration Project. Read more >>

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New scholarships aim to offer humanitarian assistance, foster cultural exchange

July 26, 2022
CPE and KHEAA announced a new scholarship pilot program designed to support undergraduate students displaced by crises in their home countries. Read more >>

Last Updated 4/7/2023