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Kentucky Council on Postsecondary Education President Bob King says Kentucky’s recent strides in economic recovery have not been reflected in its funding for higher education.

The CPE was at Murray State University Tuesday evening as part of its series of town hall debates to gather input on the new five-year strategic initiative plan.

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The Kentucky Council on Postsecondary Education will be hosting a Town Hall meeting in Murray tomorrow, welcoming public comment on the development of its 2016-2020 draft strategic agenda. Council President Dr. Bob King speaks with Kate on Sounds Good to share more about the meeting agenda and the proposed draft. 

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The Kentucky Council on Postsecondary Education will hold a town hall meeting at Murray State University next week to gather input for its agenda through 2020.

CPE president Bob King says the council wants to hear public opinion on increasing postsecondary and adult education enrollment, college readiness and other issues.

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Murray State University's chief academic officer is stepping down from his post to work with Kentucky’s Council on Postsecondary Education through an agreement that allows him to remain a tenured Murray State faculty member.

CPE Spokesperson Sue Patrick says for the next year Jay Morgan will work solely for the council and won't be teaching.  Morgan's position is new for the CPE. His title will be the Vice President for Academic Affairs. 

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Critics of the present funding model say that schools are funded with an outdated system that doesn’t account for adjustments in enrollment numbers and graduation rates.

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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.

King Elected Chair of SHEEO

Oct 3, 2014

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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Kentucky State University is dropping a quarter of its students for nonpayment.  The Lexington Herald-Leader reports some of the bills are as high as $40,000 and have lasted two years.

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.

A Kentucky Council on Postsecondary Education report released today has found more than 12,000 students transferred from the Kentucky Community and Technical College System to four-year institutions, more than meeting its goal of 9,580.

The annual accountability report measures college readiness, student success, economic and community development and innovation for the 2011-2012 academic year with goals set to be met by the 2013-2014 academic year.