WFPL News Special to Address Rising College Costs

Two weeks ago, the Council for Post-Secondary Education capped the amount that the Universities of Louisville and Kentucky can raise their tuition, limiting them to a 6% increase. UofL trustees approved a budget that raises tuition by the full 6%; UK did the same, and also raised fees for student housing and meal plans.

Today at 1pm, a WFPL News Special will talk about the rising costs of a college education with UofL President Dr. James Ramsey, JCTCS President Dr. Tony Newberry, and Michael Gritton, the Executive Director of KentuckianaWorks. Call 502-814-8255 during the broadcast to ask your questions and let us know how rising college costs have affected you.

Candidate for UK President Speaks With Students and Faculty

by Brenna Angel, Kentucky Public Radio University of Kentucky faculty, staff and students had a number of questions today for the man who may be the school’s next president. Eli Capilouto is the provost of the University of Alabama at Birmingham. He visited UK today as the board of trustees’ preferred candidate to replace retiring […]

UAB Provost Preferred Candidate for UK Presidency

by Alan Lytle, Kentucky Public Radio The University of Kentucky’s Board of Trustees has selected University of Alabama at Birmingham provost Eli Capilouto as its preferred candidate to succeed Lee Todd as the school’s 12th president. Capilouto and his wife, Mary Lynne, were introduced at a press conference in Northern Kentucky late Sunday afternoon. Capilouto […]

University of Kentucky Raises Tuition, Fees

University of Kentucky officials have proposed an increase in mandatory housing and meal fees. That’s on top of a plan to raise tuition six percent. At a budget form today, university treasurer Angie Martin announced that next year’s students will pay nine percent more for on-campus housing and an additional three percent for their meal plan. Although faculty and staff will receive their first pay raise in three years, Martin says some departments will have their budgets cut by 2.5 percent, despite the extra revenue from fee increases.

The budget proposal will raise the overall cost of attendance, including tuition and fees, to $15,880 per year, per student. It will be submitted to the university’s Board of Trustees on May 3rd.

University of Kentucky Presidential Search Committee Chooses Finalists

by Brenna Angel, Kentucky Public Radio The University of Kentucky Presidential Search Committee has narrowed its list of candidates to replace retiring president Lee Todd, but members of the committee remain tight-lipped about the process. Committee chair Jim Stuckert will not say how many names are on the list. “We’re still doing additional due diligence […]

UK Presidential Search Committee Finishes Interviews

The group charged with hiring the next president for the University of Kentucky has finished three days’ worth of interviews and says the
list of candidates will be whittled down to five or fewer by April 11th. UK Board of Trustees Chair Brit Brockman says those candidates
who have made the initial cut can look forward to a comprehensive vetting process.