by Brenna Angel, Kentucky Public Radio Lee Todd is in his final few days as president of the University of Kentucky. Todd will retire this week after 10 years leading the huge operations of academics, athletics, and healthcare. “What’s going on at the hospital is beyond my expectations,” he says. “What’s gone on in enrollment… Continue reading Todd Begins Final Week as UK President
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.
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… Continue reading Candidate for UK President Speaks With Students and Faculty
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… Continue reading UAB Provost Preferred Candidate for UK Presidency
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.
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… Continue reading University of Kentucky Presidential Search Committee Chooses Finalists
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.
UK Board of Trustees Chair Britt Brockman says the list of potential hires will be narrowed to three to five finalists and an offer will be extended to the preferred candidate by the end of next month.
The Kentucky Council on Postsecondary Education has set tuition limits for the state’s public universities and colleges for the 2010-2011 school year.
The University of Louisville and University of Kentucky men’s basketball teams face off Saturday.