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CPE President Bob King at White House Education Summit

Press Release Date:  Thursday, January 16, 2014  
Contact Information:  Sue Patrick
502-573-1555
Cell: 502-330-6596
Sue.Patrick@ky.gov
 


Council on Postsecondary Education President Bob King is at the White House today for a summit focused on helping more low-income students enroll and succeed in college. The national education summit is hosted by President Obama and the First Lady.

The invitation-only summit will discuss ways that higher education as well as the private sector, city and state leaders, and philanthropy can come together to help connect more low-income students to college opportunities.

The higher education leaders attending the summit have voluntarily pledged to do more to assist low-income students. These commitments will be highlighted during the summit.

Kentucky’s plan calls for a wide range of ongoing efforts to meet strategic goals related to student success and readiness.

To read Kentucky’s plan, visit page 30 of the Commitments to Action on College Opportunity at http://www.whitehouse.gov/sites/default/files/docs/college_opportunity_commitments_1-16-2014_final.pdf.  

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