Bob King http://wkms.org en Bob King: CPE Already Discussing Funding Requests for Next Legislative Session http://wkms.org/post/bob-king-cpe-already-discussing-funding-requests-next-legislative-session <p>Kentucky’s Council on Postsecondary Education is already tailoring its next state budget request to include performance funding for state universities.</p><p>The General Assembly did not include the CPE’s request for performance funding in its two-year spending plan that awaits the governor’s signature. CPE President Bob King says the performance funding request was among several suggestions to bring more money to the state’s universities.</p><p> Wed, 02 Apr 2014 18:13:20 +0000 Whitney Jones 39641 at http://wkms.org Bob King: CPE Already Discussing Funding Requests for Next Legislative Session CPE President Says Staff Working Toward Tuition Cap Decision in Light of Kentucky Budget http://wkms.org/post/cpe-president-says-staff-working-toward-tuition-cap-decision-light-kentucky-budget <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Kentucky’s Council on Postsecondary Education President Bob King says his staff is working through the state budget passed this week to determine the tuition cap for universities across the state.</span></p><p>Last year, CPE capped tuition increases at 3 percent. The budget calls for a 1.5 percent operational funding cut in addition to the state-mandated pension increase, which universities must fund half. For Murray State, that increase alone totals $700,000.</p><p> Tue, 01 Apr 2014 21:46:41 +0000 Whitney Jones 39624 at http://wkms.org CPE President Says Staff Working Toward Tuition Cap Decision in Light of Kentucky Budget Budget Review Discussion Includes Call for University Presidents to be More Politically Active http://wkms.org/post/budget-review-discussion-includes-call-university-presidents-be-more-politically-active <p></p><p></p><p></p><p>A review of higher education budget issues has included a call for merging education administration and urging university presidents to become more politically vocal. The discussion occurred during a meeting of the state budget review committee.</p><p>State Council for Postsecondary Education President Bob King set the stage. He presented a number of graphs to committee members.&nbsp;One depicted steeply intersecting lines with increasing tuition costs and decreasing state funding support.&nbsp;King said since 2008 funding cuts per college student far outdistance reductions for children in kindergarten through high school. Thu, 30 Jan 2014 22:14:52 +0000 Stu Johnson (KPR) 38393 at http://wkms.org Budget Review Discussion Includes Call for University Presidents to be More Politically Active CPE President Did Not Receive University of Wisconsin Presidency http://wkms.org/post/cpe-president-did-not-receive-university-wisconsin-presidency <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Kentucky's Council on Postsecondary Education President Bob King will not be the next president of the University of Wisconsin System. King, who has led the </span>CPE<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> since 2009, has also been the Chancellor for the State University of New York (SUNY). King was also a state lawmaker in New York.</span></p><p> Wed, 08 Jan 2014 22:10:39 +0000 Chad Lampe 37894 at http://wkms.org CPE President Did Not Receive University of Wisconsin Presidency Ky. Council on Postsecondary Education Angling for More State Funding http://wkms.org/post/ky-council-postsecondary-education-angling-more-state-funding <p>Kentucky’s Council on Postsecondary Education is making a run at more funding for state colleges and universities.</p><p>The CPE will ask the legislature for 4.9&nbsp; and 5.3 percent increases respectively for the upcoming two-year budget cycle. The request comes as higher education state funding has dropped by nearly a third since 2008.</p><p> Fri, 15 Nov 2013 22:33:00 +0000 Chad Lampe & John Null 36627 at http://wkms.org Ky. Council on Postsecondary Education Angling for More State Funding Postsecondary Education Council President Says Kentucky Needs Better Teacher Training http://wkms.org/post/postsecondary-education-council-president-says-kentucky-needs-better-teacher-training <p></p><p></p><p>The President of Kentucky&rsquo;s Council on Postsecondary Education says the state needs to do a better job recruiting and training good teachers.</p><p>Bob King says students majoring in&nbsp;elementary school education at Kentucky colleges often have the lowest ACT scores and highest need for remedial courses. Tue, 08 Oct 2013 19:54:08 +0000 Devin Katayama (KPR) 35548 at http://wkms.org Postsecondary Education Council President Says Kentucky Needs Better Teacher Training Miller Wants Performance Based Funding To be Fair http://wkms.org/post/miller-wants-performance-based-funding-be-fair <p>Kentucky Council on Post Secondary Education President Bob King has been pushing to change the state funding model for universities since 2011. King wants to add funding, in addition to the base, on performance on certain metrics.</p><p>The change would allow universities to meet a performance standard in certain criteria to receive funding above their state base. Murray State Interim President Tim Miller says the University has always supported the idea of performance funding. He says Murray State&rsquo;s success has always allowed for that. Thu, 26 Sep 2013 11:58:19 +0000 Chad Lampe 35201 at http://wkms.org Miller Wants Performance Based Funding To be Fair KY Council on Postsecondary Education Extends Bob King's Contract http://wkms.org/post/ky-council-postsecondary-education-extends-bob-kings-contract <div><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Kentucky's Council on Postsecondary Education extended President Bob King's contract at yesterday's meeting. &nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">A committee of state leaders, legislators, campus presidents and council members gave King a score of 4 on a five point scale.&nbsp;</span></div><p> Fri, 21 Jun 2013 14:56:47 +0000 Rob Canning 32353 at http://wkms.org KY Council on Postsecondary Education Extends Bob King's Contract Kentucky CPE Sees Progress in Reaching Goals http://wkms.org/post/kentucky-cpe-sees-progress-reaching-goals <p>The Council on Postsecondary Education says there&#39;s been some progress toward reaching higher education goals. Tue, 10 Jul 2012 11:56:22 +0000 AP 19001 at http://wkms.org Kentucky CPE Sees Progress in Reaching Goals Q&A with Council On Post-Secondary Education President Bob King http://wkms.org/post/qa-council-post-secondary-education-president-bob-king <p class="legacy-audio-url"> <div class="audio-container"> <div id="jp-interface-534e72df854d5-" class="jp-interface"> <div id="post-audio-534e72df854d5-" class="jp-player" jp-instance="534e72df854d5-"></div> <div class="jp-controls column"> <div class="jp-progress"> <div class="jp-seek-bar"> <div class="jp-play-bar"></div> </div> </div><!-- end jp-progress --> </div><!-- end jp-controls --> <div class="playpause column"> <a href="http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/wkms/local-wkms-999214.mp3" class="jp-play">Listen</a> <a class="jp-pause"></a> </div><!-- playpause --> <div class="jp-time-holder column"> <div class="jp-custom-current-time"></div> <div class="jp-custom-duration"></div> </div><!-- jp-time-holder --> <div id="slider"></div> </div><!-- .jp-interface --> </div><!-- container --> </p> <p>Murray, KY – Government funding for state universities in Kentucky has declined the last two budget cycles. Now, at the start of a 60-day budget session in Frankfort, and with Governor Steve Beshear telling agencies to brace for deep cuts, Kentucky's governing council for state universities wants a significant increase.</p> Fri, 06 Jan 2012 22:32:36 +0000 Chad Lampe 16512 at http://wkms.org Q&A with Council On Post-Secondary Education President Bob King