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Student Success Summit to be held April 11-12

March 24, 2022
Don't forget to register now for the Council's annual Student Success Summit. This year's theme is Innovation through Collaboration. Read more >>

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Q&A with Nancy Zimpher, National Association of System Heads director

March 22, 2022
One of the featured speakers at the 2022 Student Success Summit is SUNY chancellor emeritus Nancy Zimpher. We talk with Zimpher about the topic of "systemness" and what it means for Kentucky. Read more >>

Aaron Thompson

Statement from Aaron Thompson on Senate Budget

March 10, 2022
President Thompson's statement on passage of the Senate budget during the 2022 legislative session. Read more >>

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CPE awards $3.5 million in grants to support summer bridge programs on campuses

March 8, 2022
CPE announced today that 29 programs at 25 Kentucky colleges and universities will receive grants of up to $200,000 each, totaling $3.5 million, to support summer bridge programs focused on improving college preparation and retention. Read more >>

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Higher Education Matters campaign launches

March 4, 2022
CPE launched a statewide public awareness campaign, Higher Education Matters, to elevate the public’s understanding that postsecondary education is key to greater opportunity and economic growth. Read more >>

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CPE 2022-2030 strategic agenda released

March 4, 2022
The new state plan for higher education serves as a blueprint to meet Kentucky’s 60x2030 educational attainment goal. Read more >>

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President’s Message: Restoring faith in the value of higher education

March 4, 2022
One of the priorities in our new strategic agenda is restoring the public’s faith in the value of higher education. College has a positive return on investment, but you don’t need to take my word for it. As part of our new Higher Education Matters... Read more >>

Lee Nimocks

Q&A with Lee Nimocks, Vice President and Chief of Staff

March 4, 2022
Nimocks outlines the goals and values of Kentucky’s Strategic Agenda for Postsecondary Education and how it will guide us in achieving CPE’s vision for higher education in the commonwealth.   Read more >>

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Kentucky Virtual Library joins University Press of Kentucky Open Access Initiative Consortial Partner Program

March 3, 2022
The partnership between KYVL and the University Press of Kentucky gives K-12 libraries, college and university libraries and public libraries access to 1,300+ books. Read more >>

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CPE unveils state plan to meet 60x2030 educational attainment goal

February 9, 2022
CPE unveiled the 2022-2030 state plan for higher education on Wednesday. Higher Education Matters: A Statewide Strategic Agenda for Kentucky Postsecondary Education serves as a blueprint to meet Kentucky’s educational attainment goal—to raise... Read more >>

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State leaders back multi-agency priorities to strengthen education to workforce pipeline

February 1, 2022
State leaders gathered in Frankfort today to discuss their full support of the work of the Commonwealth Education Continuum, a multi-agency effort launched last year to improve Kentucky’s education to workforce pipeline. Read more >>

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CPE approves three new academic programs, re-elects leadership

January 31, 2022
CPE approved two new academic programs at the University of Louisville and one at Northern Kentucky University at its meeting Friday. Read more >>

Last Updated 4/7/2023