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Aaron Thompson

President’s Message: Mental health key to student success

March 9, 2023
An astounding 76% of college students surveyed by Lumina in 2022 said they considered stopping college due to emotional stress. Find out what we are doing to battle the mental health crisis on campuses. Read more >>

Statement from CPE President Aaron Thompson opposing HB 542

Statement from CPE President Aaron Thompson opposing HB 542

March 7, 2023
The Council's stance on House Bill 542, which would require colleges and universities to allow concealed weapons to be carried on their campuses. Read more >>

CPE announces members of the 2023 Academic Leadership Development Institute

CPE announces members of the 2023 Academic Leadership Development Institute

March 6, 2023
Twenty-one participants were chosen from Kentucky’s public universities and the Kentucky Community and Technical College System to participate in a leadership development program, aims to build the skills of early career, underrepresented minority... Read more >>

FAFSA

FAFSA bill is key to college enrollment and affordability

February 23, 2023
CPE is emphasizing the importance of the Free Application for Federal Student Aid, or FAFSA, to keeping college affordable for Kentuckians. Read more >>

Student Success Summit to explore student mental health, supporting students’ basic needs

Student Success Summit to explore student mental health, supporting students’ basic needs

February 20, 2023
Higher education faculty, staff and administrators from across the commonwealth will convene Feb. 27-28 for the Council on Postsecondary Education's Student Success Summit. Read more >>

Mary-Ann Winkelmes

Q&A with Mary-Ann Winkelmes: Transparency in learning and teaching

February 13, 2023
Mary-Ann Winkelmes discusses transparency in learning and teaching, a simple framework for teachers, students and administrators that has equitably enhanced student success in many higher education contexts. Read more >>

Carrie Welton

Q&A with Carrie Welton: Supporting students’ basic needs

February 9, 2023
Many students face challenges accessing and completing a postsecondary credential due to affordability and living costs. During CPE’s Student Success Summit, Carrie Welton will help us explore how connecting students to public benefits complements... Read more >>

Aaron Thompson

President’s Message: Workforce shortages, nontraditional learners, P-16 partnerships take center stage in 2023

February 9, 2023
Learn about CPE’s focus areas for 2023, which are guided by hundreds of hours of conversations with educators, state officials, students and business leaders as well as quantitative data on the state’s progress toward our education attainment... Read more >>

KCTCS students

Kentucky joins national initiative to expand access to college and career pathways

February 8, 2023
CPE is pleased to announce its involvement in a new national initiative known as Launch: Equitable and Accelerated Pathways for All. Read more >>

CPE’s new unit will promote the value of higher education, strengthen economic development partnerships

CPE’s new unit will promote the value of higher education, strengthen economic development partnerships

February 1, 2023
CPE announced a new unit in the agency focused on increasing public awareness of the value of higher education and strengthening partnerships with the business community and other key partners. Read more >>

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

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

February 1, 2023
Kentucky's public colleges and universities, along with institutions in the Association of Independent Kentucky Colleges and Universities, are eligible to apply for grants to assist with summer bridge programs. Read more >>

Silvert and Farris

Council on Postsecondary Education elects leadership

January 30, 2023
CPE elected Madison Silvert to serve as the 2023 chair and re-elected Eric Farris as vice chair at its meeting on Jan. 27. Read more >>

Last Updated 4/7/2023