Kentucky Council on Postsecondary Education

Statement from Aaron Thompson on Senate Budget

March 10, 2022

The Senate’s biennial budget that passed yesterday is a reflection of the value of higher education to our commonwealth and the unique role it plays in economic development and quality of life. This budget will empower Kentucky colleges and universities to remain affordable for students, enhance their campus infrastructure, and drive life-changing research in health care, agriculture, manufacturing and more.

Our lawmakers’ support is critical to Kentucky postsecondary institutions’ capacity to prepare our students to compete in today’s economy and provide opportunities for every citizen to thrive. The Council on Postsecondary Education will continue to work in tandem with the colleges and universities to ensure the state’s investment in higher education pays dividends for the commonwealth for decades to come.

Last Updated: 3/14/2022