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Western Kentucky University regents approve tuition, mandatory fees for 2019-2020 school year

The Western Kentucky University Board of Regents on Friday approved tuition and mandatory fees for 2019-20. Beginning with the fall 2019 semester, tuition for Kentucky undergraduate students will increase 2 percent, or $100, to $5,401 per semester. Nonresident and international undergraduate rates will remain unchanged. WKU President Timothy C. Caboni said the university is employing strategies to...

Eastern Kentucky University board bids farewell to Chair Craig Turner, elects Regent Lewis Turner

Eastern Kentucky University’s January 9 Board of Regents meeting was uncharacteristically emotional as the Colonel Community bid a fond farewell to outgoing Chair Craig Turner. The board unanimously elected Regent Lewis Diaz as Turner’s successor. A Cuban native, Diaz is EKU’s first minority Board of Regents Chair. He graduated from EKU with an undergraduate degree in 2000 and a master’s degree...

WKU leadership approves strategic plan to serve as campus roadmap for next 10 years

Western Kentucky University’s Board of Regents has approved a plan that will serve as the roadmap for the university for the next 10 years. WKU Board of Regents Chair Phillip Bale (left) swore in Regent Linda Gamblin Ball (center) and Staff Regent David Brinkley (right) on Aug. 3. (WKU photo by Bryan Lemon) “Climbing to Greater Heights: The WKU Strategic Plan 2018-2028″ is the result of an...

EKU budget for 2018-19 strives to maintain academic quality, affordability, student success

A steadfast commitment to academic quality and student success amid declining state appropriations, political uncertainties, rising fixed costs, maintenance needs on some older facilities, and a slight decline in expected enrollment (tuition revenue) factored in the development of Eastern Kentucky University’s 2018-19 budget. In its regular meeting on June 25, EKU’s Board of Regents approved a...

Governor’s Office of Boards and Commissions seeking candidates for university, community college boards

Gov. Matt Bevin’s Office of Boards and Commissions is now accepting applications for appointments to the Boards of Directors for individual colleges within the Kentucky Community and Technical College System. Additionally, applications are being accepted for potential trustee and regent opportunities with Kentucky’s major public universities. The following Community and Technical Colleges...

Transy faculty to board: ‘Our institution deserves better’; seeks Williams’ resignation

Staff report   Saying “our institution deserves better,” faculty at Transylvania University are calling for the resignation of President R. Owen Williams.   Transylvania University President R. Owen Williams In a 35-page document sent earlier this week to members of the school’s Board of Trustees and Board of Regents and obtained by KyForward, faculty representatives write...