5:49 pm
Fri March 6, 2015

State Senate Votes To Fund Kentucky Universities Based On Performance

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The state Senate recently approved a bill that would tie higher education funding to Kentucky universities’ ability to produce more and better graduates.

Critics of the present funding model say that schools are funded with an outdated system that doesn’t account for adjustments in enrollment numbers and graduation rates.

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3:59 pm
Fri February 13, 2015

Glenn Denton First Western Kentuckian to Lead CPE

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Paducah attorney Glenn Denton is the next Council on Postsecondary Education Chair, and the first western Kentuckian to lead the group.

CPE’s board elected Denton to the position today at its meeting in Frankfort as well as naming Joe Graviss of Versailles vice chair.

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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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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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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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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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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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4:33 pm
Fri November 15, 2013

Ky. Council on Postsecondary Education Angling for More State Funding

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Kentucky’s Council on Postsecondary Education is making a run at more funding for state colleges and universities.

The CPE will ask the legislature for 4.9  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.

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6:58 am
Thu September 26, 2013

Miller Wants Performance Based Funding To be Fair

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.

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’s success has always allowed for that.

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Higher Education
10:07 am
Wed September 25, 2013

Kentucky CPE Developing Plan To Award Universities Money Based On Performance

Originally published on Wed September 25, 2013 5:20 pm

Kentucky’s public universities could receive money based on their performance under a new initiative being developed by the Council on Postsecondary Education. 

Under the proposal, universities that award more degrees and graduate more minority or low-income students could be eligible to receive more money from the agency, said Council President Bob King noting that the initiative is not yet finalized.

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