Council on Postsecondary Education

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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Education
12:59 pm
Thu January 2, 2014

Ky. Council on Postsecondary Education President Robert King up for University of Wisconsin Job

University of Wisconsin System officials have released the names of the finalists vying to become the next system president.

The candidates include Raymond Cross, chancellor of the UW Colleges and Extension; Peter Garland, executive vice chancellor of the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education; and Robert King, president of the Kentucky Council on Postsecondary Education.

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Education
2:30 pm
Tue November 12, 2013

Kentucky Education Council Grants Funds to Universities

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The Council on Postsecondary Education is granting four universities, including Murray State, $839,000 to improve teacher quality.

Murray State is receiving $99,000 for a partnership program with Madisonville Community College, the University of Kentucky and the Kentucky Academy of Technology Education. The funds will go to help show science and math teachers how simulations and interdisciplinary problem solving can improve their work with accelerated students. The program also involves six school districts.

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Government
9:56 am
Fri June 21, 2013

KY Council on Postsecondary Education Extends Bob King's Contract

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Kentucky's Council on Postsecondary Education extended President Bob King's contract at yesterday's meeting.  A committee of state leaders, legislators, campus presidents and council members gave King a score of 4 on a five point scale. 

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Education
3:51 pm
Mon March 25, 2013

Murray State Gives Lifetime Achievement Award to Retired Education Official

Murray State University’s Office of Multicultural Affairs has bestowed a retired Kentucky Council on Post-Secondary Education official with a Lifetime Achievement Award.

Sherron Jackson of Frankfort served as CPE’s associate vice president for budget, policy and planning. He retired in December after 34 years of service. The award honors African Americans for their contributions to their communities and the Commonwealth.

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Education
7:24 am
Mon November 19, 2012

Ky. Schools Receive Grants to Improve Teacher Quality

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Murray State is among several Kentucky universities receiving federal grants to improve teacher quality.  The grants from the Council on Postsecondary Education total $859,000. MSU and three other lead universities will partner with high-need school districts and five colleges, including Madisonville Community College.

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Morning Cram
9:17 am
Tue July 10, 2012

the morning cram [cliff diving edition]

From NPR: Much of the political focus when discussing the Bush-era tax cuts is on the wealthy, but they're not the only ones who would be affected if the tax cuts are allowed to expire at the end of this year.

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