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Aaron Thompson

President's Message: Despite progress, more women needed in leadership positions

April 20, 2021
The first woman to receive a bachelor's degree in Kentucky was Belle Clement Gunn of Lexington, who earned a B.S. in 1888 from State College, which later became the University of Kentucky. That may sound like ancient history, but it was actually... Read more >>

CPE leadership program empowering minority faculty and staff

CPE leadership program empowering minority faculty and staff

April 16, 2021
The Kentucky Council on Postsecondary Education announced today that 19 professionals from across the state will join the Academic Leadership Development Institute (ALDI) this year to prepare for influential roles in higher education. Read more >>

Students

First-of-its-kind analytics tool helps colleges eliminate blind spots in jobs and salary data

April 1, 2021
Kentucky colleges and universities have a new tool to see if graduates who move out of state are securing jobs and earning good wages – key factors in evaluating the success of an academic program. The interactive tool is called the Multi-State... Read more >>

Students

Summer bridge programs can receive up to $100k in new CPE grants

April 1, 2021
The Kentucky Council on Postsecondary Education is offering grants of up to $100,000 for summer "bridge" programs that prepare students for college and help them return for a second year. CPE plans to distribute $1.5 million in grants before the... Read more >>

Students

James Graham Brown Foundation awards $2M to CPE

April 1, 2021
CPE has received a generous $2.1 million grant from the James Graham Brown Foundation to create a new statewide initiative that will help improve equity and close outcome gaps on college campuses. The effort, called the Kentucky Student Success Collaborative,... Read more >>

Student with teacher

New CPE report shows growing demand for more college graduates in education jobs

April 1, 2021
Kentucky's education workforce is expected to grow 3% over the next decade. However, colleges and universities need to train thousands of more teachers to address shortfalls in schools and help increase diversity among educators. CPE unveiled those... Read more >>

Employees

CPE research shows substantial earnings gap for women in Kentucky

April 1, 2021
New research from the Kentucky Council on Postsecondary Education shows that, even with advanced college degrees, women in Kentucky continue to earn significantly less than men over a lifetime. CPE released the findings today as part of an ongoing... Read more >>

CPE leadership program empowering minority faculty and staff

CPE leadership program empowering minority faculty and staff

March 29, 2021
CPE announced 19 professionals from across the state will join the Academic Leadership Development Institute (ALDI) this year to prepare for influential roles in higher education. Read more >>

Student

Free Kentucky conference to focus on post-pandemic transition

March 22, 2021
The Kentucky Council on Postsecondary Education (CPE) and GEAR UP Kentucky, a unit of CPE, are hosting a free statewide conference this month to help educators succeed in the post-pandemic environment. Called The Path Forward Forum, the event is... Read more >>

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Q&A: Keynote speaker discusses "mental bandwidth," helping students thrive

March 22, 2021
As students struggle to move past COVID-19, the Kentucky Council on Postsecondary Education and GEAR UP Kentucky are hosting a nationally recognized expert next month who will discuss strategies to help students recover "mental bandwidth." Read more >>

KY Capitol

Kentucky lawmakers close in on budget deal, continue to advance education bills

March 3, 2021
State lawmakers are hammering out the final details of a new budget proposal, and a number of education-related bills remain on the move as the Kentucky General Assembly heads into the final weeks of this year's legislative session. Both chambers... Read more >>

Student

Kentucky Council on Postsecondary Education unveils $1.5 million plan to boost mental health on campuses

March 3, 2021
CPE is tapping $1.5 million in federal relief funds to improve mental health services for students across the state as COVID-19 continues to drive stress and uncertainty on college campuses. Read more >>

Last Updated 10/6/2022