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Dr. H. Keith Spears to serve as acting president of Campbellsville University; assumes office on Jan. 1

Dr. H. Keith Spears, senior vice president and assistant to the president at Campbellsville University, has been appointed acting president for the university. Spears’ appointment follows the recent retirement of Dr. Michael V. Carter as president of the university. While assuming several presidential duties immediately, Spears officially assumes the office Jan. 1, 2021. “We are pleased...

Campbellsville University president Dr. Michael V. Carter to retire Dec. 31; served since 1999

Dr. Michael V. Carter, president of Campbellsville University, announced his retirement from the university. Carter’s last official day will be Dec. 31. The president, in his 22nd year at CU, said, “It has been a great honor to serve this wonderful university, its faculty, staff, coaches and students. We have accomplished and exceeded many of the goals we first envisioned. It is time for a...

Campbellsville University freezes tuition for fourth straight year; KEES Scholarship matching extended

By Joan C. McKinney Campbellsville University Campbellsville University’s Board of Trustees approved a tuition freeze for the fourth year in a row in a meeting Oct. 27. Dr. Michael V. Carter, president, announced that tuition, room and board will be frozen again for the 2021-22 academic year. Campbellsville University’s Maple Trail marker during the fall. “In freezing tuition, we are responding...

Campbellsville University welcomes largest incoming freshman class (677) in history of institution

By Ariel C. Emberton Campbellsville University As of Sept. 7, Campbellsville University’s fall freshman class reached a total of 677. The total includes those students taking classes at main campus, regional centers and sites and online. “We are very pleased to welcome the single, largest incoming freshman class in Campbellsville University history,” said Dr. Shane Garrison, vice president for...

Campbellsville University to hold adjusted graduation recognition on campus for May, August graduates

Campbellsville University’s May and August graduates have been invited to return to campus to participate in an adjusted graduation recognition. “It is a time for you to be recognized for your accomplishments and a time for family and friends to cheer you on as you cross the finish line,” said Dr. Michael V. Carter, president of Campbellsville University. Carter and his administration invited...

Campbellsville University to begin face-to-face in-classroom instruction for fall semester

By Joan C. McKinney Campbellsville University Campbellsville University President Michael V. Carter announced Thursday that the university will begin face-to-face in-classroom instruction for the fall 2020 semester. Carter said this will be done in accordance with national and state health regulations. “Students deserve an opportunity to pursue an education, and we will be ready to meet their needs,”...

Campbellsville University student named ACA Ledford Scholar for female inmate research project

Shannon Kramp, a junior at Campbellsville University from Danville who is double majoring in psychology and criminal justice, has been announced as an Appalachian College Association (ACA) Ledford Scholar with Dr. Dale Wilson, director of criminal justice programs and associate professor, as her sponsor. “We are thrilled to participate in the Ledford Scholar Program of the Appalachian College Association,”...

Campbellsville University offers C-Term classes for $99 per course; scheduled to launch April 6

While the challenges of COVID-19 reign paramount across the United States, a group of generous university donors, along with a group of Campbellsville University administrators and faculty who have united to teach courses pro bono, have paved the way for a newly generated eight-week academic term, known as C-Term, that will launch April 6. The 14 courses will run through May 30. By offering these...

Campbellsville ranked in top 100 best regional universities in ‘U.S. News & World Report’s’ ratings

For the seventh year in a row, Campbellsville University has been named to the best regional universities in the South, according to the U.S. News & World Report rankings, which were released recently. U.S. News and World Report states, “To make valid comparisons, schools are grouped by academic mission into 10 distinct rankings. Regional Universities offer a broad scope of undergraduate degrees...

Wellness Center dedication, groundbreaking ceremony to honor ‘southern lady’ on Saturday at Campbellsville

By Nicholas van der Meer Campus Times staff writer Dr. E. Bruce Heilman and Betty Dobbins Heilman, his late wife, are no strangers to Campbellsville University. Both are alumni of the university and are known for a number of sizable donations to its benefit. While Bruce is certainly the more prolific of the two, Betty is no less remembered. She was born Betty June Dobbins on Aug. 9, 1928, in Louisville...

Campbellsville University president among Louisville Business First’s ’20 People to Know in Education’

Campbellsville University’s president, Dr. Michael V. Carter, has been featured in Louisville Business First special edition of ’20 People To Know in Education.’ “Louisville Business First’s ‘People to Know’ puts a spotlight each month on 20 area business professionals in a given industry,” Louisville Business First, said. Dr. Michael Carter The May edition...

Long-time Campbellsville University athletics director Don Bishop passes away, services set for Saturday

Don Bishop, former Campbellsville University Athletics Director and member of the CU Athletic Hall of Fame, died Wednesday, Dec. 27 at Jewish Hospital in Louisville, Ky. He was 82. Funeral services will be held at Noon ET on Saturday, Dec. 30 at Parrott & Ramsey Funeral Home with burial in Campbellsville Memorial Gardens. Visitation is scheduled on Friday from 5-8 p.m. at Parrott & Ramsey...

Campbellsville University graduates 313 students in largest ever December commencement ceremony

By Joan C. McKinney Special to KyForward Although the 313 graduates knew they were going to be honored, one 80-year-old woman in the audience had a surprise waiting for her. Jan Parrott Robinson of Burgin attended Campbellsville Junior College in 1956-58, where she met her future husband, Gene Robinson, and where he and she became Mr. and Miss Campbellsville Junior College in 1958. Robinson received...

Campbellsville University ranked among south’s top institutions by U.S. News & World Report

For the fifth year in a row, Campbellsville University has been named to the list of top regional universities in the South, according to the U.S. News & World Report rankings. This year, U.S. News & World Report also ranked Campbellsville University in the top 10 universities in the South for international education, having the largest proportions of international undergraduate students....

Study shows Campbellsville University’s economic impact on community totals over $106 million

Campbellsville University has a total economic impact from its operations of more than $106 million in Taylor County, according to a new study recently completed by Younger Associates of Jackson, Tenn. The $106 million is a measure of the total dollar value that flows through the Campbellsville-Taylor County economy because of the operations of Campbellsville University. The exact amount is $106,482,540. The...

Campbellsville University breaks ground on new Conover Education Center addition in Harrodsburg

To accommodate the growing student population at the Conover Education Center in Harrodsburg for Campbellsville University, the university is adding a 4,500-square-foot building. The groundbreaking ceremony for this building took place recently. The new building will include more classroom space, offices and a multipurpose chapel. The ceremony was held on site at 1150 Danville Road, Harrodsburg, Ky. This...

Campbellsville University grants diplomas to record number of 558 May graduates

“Through Christian education, lives are changed.” Dr. Michael V. Carter, president of Campbellsville University, told a record number of graduates in four ceremonies as 558 students received their degrees Friday and Saturday, May 12 and 13. For the 2016-17 academic year, 760 students will have graduated, upon completion of all academic requirements. Jessica Blakeman of Campbellsville, with...

Campbellsville University reaches 5,000-student enrollment mark eight years ahead of schedule

Campbellsville University has the highest ever enrollment in the history of the institution at 5,035 students. This enrollment is the third consecutive semester of record-breaking enrollment, reaching the university’s Vision 2025 enrollment goal of 5,000 students — eight years early. Dr. Michael V. Carter, president of Campbellsville University, said, “The record-breaking enrollment...

Campbellsville University graduates 202 in pair of December commencement ceremonies

Dr. Michael V. Carter, president of Campbellsville University, told 202 undergraduate and graduate students in two commencement ceremonies Friday, Dec. 16 in Ransdell Chapel to live by fellowship, leadership and scholarship – words on the university seal. In his charge to the graduates, Carter reminded them to live in harmony with others. “Our civil society depends on it,” he said. He told the...

McConnell calls Campbellsville ‘incredible success’ during dedication of new Conover Education Center

By Joan C. McKinney Special to KyForward U. S. Sen. Mitch McConnell said Campbellsville University has experienced “incredible success” as he complemented the university on providing quality education at the dedication of the Conover Education Center. “It’s nice to have the chance every once in awhile to celebrate something that’s uplifting, something that makes us all...