Kentucky Council on Postsecondary Education

CPE approves recommendations of postsecondary feasibility study

November 20, 2023

The Kentucky Council on Postsecondary Education approved the release of recommendations made in its postsecondary feasibility report during its business meeting on Nov. 17 in Frankfort. The study, which was developed in response to Senate Joint Resolution 98 (SJR98), focused on Kentucky’s postsecondary governance structure, feasibility of a new public university in southeast Kentucky and the feasibility of the proposed split of the Kentucky Community and Technical College System (KCTCS). The full report will be submitted for legislative review Dec. 1.

The Council also approved capital project requests from KCTCS campuses. Requests included:

In other action, the Council approved two new programs for the University of Kentucky: a Bachelor of Arts in sports leadership and a Bachelor of Science in statistics and data science. The sports leadership program will focus on leadership across sport and fitness industries through sports psychology, management and leadership. The statistics and data science program will equip students to execute all stages of data analysis, from data acquisition and exploration to application of statistics and machine learning methods for the creation of data.

Committee appointments were made to several Council committees, including:

In other business, the Council:

Council meeting materials are available here.

The next meetings of the Council will be held Jan. 18-19 at Bellarmine University.

Last Updated: 11/20/2023