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Governor's Conference on Postsecondary Education Trusteeship

Register now through Aug. 28!

Conference hotel room rates close Aug. 16!

2017 Governor's Conference for Postsecondary Education Trusteeship: Dynamic Leadership for Changing Times

Sept. 11-12, 2017

2017 Trusteeship conference speakersBeing a more innovative and effective board member helps ensure your college or university will remain financially viable and able to deliver high-quality academic programs to Kentuckians of all ages. The Governor's Conference on Postsecondary Education Trusteeship provides the insights you need to make decisions that will boost student success, enrollment, graduation, retention and other key outcomes. 

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Louisville Marriott East, 1903 Embassy Square Blvd, Louisville


Registration deadline is August 28. Hotel reservations may be made under the "Governor's Conference" block through August 16.


Sponsored by CPE and Kentucky's public colleges and universities, this event is provided for trustees, regents, faculty, institutional leadership and state policy and legislative leaders. If you are interested in attending as an outside guest, a discounted fee of $150 is available, which includes all materials and admission to all conference events and meals. After registering, contact Heather Faesy to arrange payment.

Conference Overview

View the agenda at-a-glance for information about sessions.

Monday, Sept. 11
10 a.m. Registration opens
1:30 p.m Welcome and opening keynote with Freeman Hrabowski
3:15 p.m. Concurrent breakout sessions
4:30 p.m. Concurrent breakout sessions
5:30 p.m. Networking reception
Tuesday, Sept. 12
7:30 a.m. Networking breakfast
9 a.m. Plenary session with Eileen Klein
9:45 a.m. Plenary session with Robert L. King
11 a.m. Legislative panel
12 p.m. Lunch plenary; OAK and Acorn awards
1:30 p.m. Conference adjourns

About the conference

This biennial event provides governing board members and regents the opportunity to engage with state and national experts on the latest postsecondary issues and trends and network with board colleagues from other campuses. Additionally, the mandatory state-level orientation program for CPE and campus board members appointed in 2017 will be offered at the conference.

Questions? Contact Heather Faesy.

Last Updated 8/10/2017