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Education
2:23 pm
Mon November 24, 2014

Report: Fewer KY High Schoolers Choosing to Attend College Despite Better Preparation

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According to a new state report, Kentucky high school students are better prepared for college but many aren’t taking that next step.

Kentucky's higher education institutions are producing more degrees while the state legislature continues to cut their appropriations.

Despite some improvement, the Kentucky Council for Postsecondary Education continues to renew its request for restored funding. CPE President Bob King looks to use some of the data in the latest accountability report to support his request.

Chad Lampe speaks with him on Sounds Good.

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Education
2:14 pm
Wed November 19, 2014

Kentucky CPE President Briefs Legislature on State of Higher Ed. Funding

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Since 2009, Kentucky's public universities have been grappling with reoccurring state budget cuts to the tune of more than $150 million.

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Education
2:58 pm
Tue November 18, 2014

Kentucky CPE President Addresses Criticism of KCTCS Search Transparency

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The Kentucky Community and Technical College System’s Board of Regents has received media and public criticism over the level of accountability in its presidential search process.

Last week, the board unanimously chose Jay Box, current KCTCS chancellor, as their preferred candidate to head the 16-college, 72-campus system.

But there has been an issue regarding the 19-member presidential search committee’s methods and transparency during the process. 

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Education
6:13 am
Fri October 3, 2014

King Elected Chair of SHEEO

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Kentucky’s Council on Postsecondary Education President Bob King has been elected chair of the State Higher Education Executives Officers Association Executive Committee. SHEEO is the national organization that oversees higher education on behalf of the states.

King was elected by the 58 members of the organization to lead the association through September 2015. SHEEO President George Pernsteiner admires King’s contributions to higher education.

“Bob King is one of America’s true leaders for higher education,” Pernsteiner said. “He understands fully the policy landscape and will be a tremendous leader for SHEEO, for higher education and for all 50 states.  I really look forward to working closely with him and learning from him.”

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Education
4:56 pm
Wed September 3, 2014

Kentucky CPE Looks to Other States for Alternative Higher Ed Funding Examples

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Kentucky's Council on Postsecondary Education wants a united front when pressing legislators for a third consecutive year for performance funding for state universities.

In a meeting Wednesday, CPE President Bob King said he wants to give legislators a clear option that achieves good for the state. But he says the CPE can’t do it without the legislators help.

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Education
12:21 pm
Tue April 29, 2014

Ky. CPE Approves 8% Tuition Increase Ceiling Over Next Two Years

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Kentucky state universities can raise undergraduate tuition by 8 percent over the next two years.

The Kentucky Council on Postsecondary Education unanimously passed the two-year tuition and mandatory fee ceiling during a meeting Tuesday at Murray State University.

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Education
1:13 pm
Wed April 2, 2014

Bob King: CPE Already Discussing Funding Requests for Next Legislative Session

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Kentucky’s Council on Postsecondary Education is already tailoring its next state budget request to include performance funding for state universities.

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.

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Education
4:46 pm
Tue April 1, 2014

CPE President Says Staff Working Toward Tuition Cap Decision in Light of Kentucky Budget

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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.

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.

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Education
4:14 pm
Thu January 30, 2014

Budget Review Discussion Includes Call for University Presidents to be More Politically Active

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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.

State Council for Postsecondary Education President Bob King set the stage. He presented a number of graphs to committee members. One depicted steeply intersecting lines with increasing tuition costs and decreasing state funding support. King said since 2008 funding cuts per college student far outdistance reductions for children in kindergarten through high school.

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Education
4:10 pm
Wed January 8, 2014

CPE President Did Not Receive University of Wisconsin Presidency

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 CPE since 2009, has also been the Chancellor for the State University of New York (SUNY). King was also a state lawmaker in New York.

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