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Gaining confidence, college prep is goal of GEAR UP Kentucky summer academies

June 17, 2022
The first of two GEAR UP Kentucky summer academies focused on preparing high schoolers for college success is underway this week at Eastern Kentucky University. Read more >>

Aaron Thompson

Now is the time for innovation in higher education

June 10, 2022
CPE President Aaron Thompson shares his thoughts on why now is the time for Kentucky to take longer strides toward boosting educational attainment. Read more >>

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CPE associate vice president joins the Kentucky ACT Council

June 8, 2022
Rick W. Smith Sr., associate vice president of workforce and economic development, has been appointed to the Kentucky ACT Council. Read more >>

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Faculty and staff from 20 Kentucky campuses participating in Academic Leadership Academy

June 6, 2022
CPE announced 68 faculty and staff representing 20 colleges and universities across the commonwealth are participating in Bluegrass Tomorrow’s 2022 Academic Leadership Academy. Read more >>

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Report shows college certificates significantly increase earnings, employment

May 26, 2022
According to a recent report by the UK Martin School and CPE, those with STEM, health care and skilled trades certificates see the highest earnings growth. Read more >>

Council names members of 2022 Academic Leadership Development Institute

Council names members of 2022 Academic Leadership Development Institute

May 17, 2022
CPE announced the fourth cadre of its Academic Leadership Development Institute (ALDI) program, which aims to prepare minority faculty and staff members for leadership roles in Kentucky higher education. Read more >>

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Tune in! CPE launches podcasts on higher education issues, student advising

May 16, 2022
CPE is pleased to announce the launch of two podcasts—Higher Education Matters, featuring a wide range of topics both in higher education and its intersection with workforce development, and Well Advised, focused on timely advising topics for K-12... Read more >>

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Student panel discusses the value of mentorship, holistic supports

May 3, 2022
Student success is about more than enrollment numbers, graduation rates and GPAs—it requires going beyond academics to support the physical, emotional and logistical needs of students. That was the message a panel of college students delivered... Read more >>

Aaron Thompson

President’s Message: Advocacy Matters

May 3, 2022
The state biennial budget’s game-changing investment in our colleges and universities is a testament to the passion of advocates working behind the scenes to make the case for the value of higher education. Here at CPE, we’ve led that charge... Read more >>

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CPE approves $17.5 million disbursement to KSU

May 3, 2022
At its April 15 meeting, CPE took action to address financial instability at Kentucky State University as specified in HB 250. Topping the list was approval of KSU’s request for a disbursement of $17.5 million to address the current year budget... Read more >>

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New state budget makes historic investment in higher education

May 3, 2022
The state’s landmark biennial budget, passed in April, makes the largest investment in higher education Kentucky has seen in decades. We broke down where the money is going, from performance funding to research support to building updates and new... Read more >>

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Legislative session closes with new higher education bills in the books

May 2, 2022
The 2022 Regular Session of the Kentucky General Assembly adjourned April 14, and CPE has been tracking the bills that impact postsecondary education. Read our quick guide to the legislation that will affect you. Read more >>

Last Updated 4/7/2023