Universities

Gov. Matt Bevin has vetoed a bill that would have provided some financial relief to regional universities and agencies like local health departments that are facing massive increases in the amount they have to pay in to the state pension system.

Bevin also said he intends to call a special legislative session to address the issue before July 1 of this year.

msu.edu

Murray State students have high expectations for the next university president. More than 70 students on Wednesday attended a frank and hopeful discussion on a wide range of qualities and issues with the Presidential Search Committee. Students said they want a financially literate president who can navigate Frankfort politics... who respects faculty and staff and improves student activities… who understands diversity and will increase recruitment in urban areas. Cole Crocker of Nashville wants a president connected to Murray, but who has also ventured out and found success.

Eku.edu

Proposed legislation that would institute performance-based funding for public universities and community colleges is now on its way to the floor of the Kentucky House not without an unsuccessful effort Tuesday to make changes in the budget committee.

Eku.Edu

Kentucky lawmakers are expected to consider legislation to formalize a performance-based funding structure for the state university system.  But, there remains some “angst”, as one school president said, about future funding consequences. 

Kentucky.com

University officials across Kentucky are beginning to develop tuition rates for the fall semester.  Officials with the state’s higher education governing body are also gathering figures.