Release Date: September 29, 2004
Contact: Sue Patrick, Council on Postsecondary Education
Phone: (502) 573-1555, ext. 308
Note to Editor: Embargoed for release after 9 p.m. Sept. 29, 2004.
(Frankfort, Ky). The Council on Postsecondary Education has launched an online survey for residents to voice their views on matters related to postsecondary education. The survey is for residents of the Northern Kentucky and Buffalo Trace Area Development Districts and includes the following counties -- Boone, Bracken, Campbell, Carroll, Fleming, Gallatin, Grant, Kenton, Lewis, Mason, Owen, Pendleton and Robertson.
The survey is one of nine that will be launched in conjunction with the Council’s regional planning discussions to be held across the state this fall. The survey can be accessed at http://www.cpe.ky.gov/canwetalk
The Council, the coordinating board for the state’s system of postsecondary education, is seeking public participation as part of a year-long process to update its statewide plan that will mobilize the resources of the postsecondary education system over the next few years. The Kentucky Postsecondary Education Improvement Act of 1997 (House Bill 1) requires that the Council review and update its public agenda every few years.
Council officials were at Covington’s Holmes High School on Wednesday (Sept. 29) as they kicked-off the first of nine forums. Over the next few weeks, forums will be held in Louisville, Prestonsburg, Manchester, Lexington, Ashland, Paducah, Madisonville and Glasgow.
Kentucky's Postsecondary Education System encompasses nine public institutions and numerous independent institutions and represents 229,061 students, 538,866 Kentucky alumni, and 275,108 GED recipients. When Kentuckians earn postsecondary degrees, their skills improve and their wages go up; they are more likely to lead healthy lives and be engaged in their communities; and they build better futures for themselves and for their families.