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More Good News on Enrollments at Historically Black Universities

More Good News on Enrollments at Historically Black Universities

Hampton University, Mississippi Valley State University, Dillard University, Alcorn State University, Kentucky State University, Bethune-Cookman University, North Carolina A&T State University, and Xavier University have all reported impressive gains in enrollments.

Kentucky State University to Provide Free E-Textbooks to All Students

Kentucky State University to Provide Free E-Textbooks to All Students

Under the agreement, Pearson will offer electronic textbooks to Kentucky State students for a flat fee. The university is offering students a book scholarship to cover the costs of the Pearson fee.

The New Leader of Kentucky State University

The New Leader of Kentucky State University

The board of regents of Kentucky State University, has announced the appointment of Aaron Thompson as interim president of the historically Black university.

Raymond Burse Resigns as President of Kentucky State University

Raymond Burse Resigns as President of Kentucky State University

President Burse has been highly critical of budget cuts made by new Kentucky Governor Matt Bevin. Burse said in the past that the cuts would be so devastating to the university that it may have “to declare financial exigency and/or prepare a closure plan.”

Six African Americans Appointed to Administrative Posts in Higher Education

Six African Americans Appointed to Administrative Posts in Higher Education

The appointees are Terry Lindsay at Paul Smith College, Shawna Young at Duke University, Lynette Clemetson at the University of Michigan, Rick W. Smith Jr. at Kentucky State University, Lynn Swann at the University of Southern California, and Pamela Nolan Young at the University of Notre Dame.

Proposed State Budget Cuts Threaten the Financial Stability of Kentucky State University

Proposed State Budget Cuts Threaten the Financial Stability of Kentucky State University

Raymond Burse, president of historically Black Kentucky State University, says that the proposed state budget cuts would be so devastating to the university that it may have “to declare financial exigency and/or prepare a closure plan.”

Kentucky State University Sees a Decline in Enrollments But a Rise in Its Retention Rate

Kentucky State University Sees a Decline in Enrollments But a Rise in Its Retention Rate

There are 165 second-year students on campus this year who matriculated last fall. This is 60.2 percent of last year’s entering class of 274 students. A year ago the retention rate was 43.7 percent.

New Administrative Positions in Higher Education for Five African Americans

New Administrative Positions in Higher Education for Five African Americans

The appointees are Stevie L. Lawrence II at Fort Valley State University, Francene Gilmer at Kentucky State University, Joslyn DiPasalegne at Claflin University, Paulette Patterson Dilworth at the University of Alabama Birmingham, and Cindy R. Love at St. Augustine’s University.

Higher Education Grants of Interest to African Americans

Higher Education Grants of Interest to African Americans

Here is this week’s news of grants to historically Black colleges and universities or for programs of particular interest to African Americans in higher education.

Eight African Americans in New Administrative Roles in Higher Education

Eight African Americans in New Administrative Roles in Higher Education

Here is this week’s roundup of African Americans who have been appointed to new administrative positions at colleges and universities throughout the United States.

Eight African Americans Taking on New Administrative Duties in Higher Education

Eight African Americans Taking on New Administrative Duties in Higher Education

Here is this week’s roundup of African Americans who have been appointed to new administrative positions at colleges and universities throughout the United States.

Higher Education Grants of Interest to African Americans

Higher Education Grants of Interest to African Americans

Here is this week’s news of grants to historically Black colleges and universities or for programs of particular interest to African Americans in higher education.

Nine African Americans Taking on New Administrative Duties in Higher Education

Nine African Americans Taking on New Administrative Duties in Higher Education

The new administrative appointees are Karyn S. Hollingsworth, Sheila Caldwell, Mark Alnutt, Ernie T. Hughes, Redgina Hill, Nyeema Watson, Nyote Calixte, Steven Smith, and Gordon A. Rowe Jr.

New Administrative Posts in Higher Education for Six African Americans

New Administrative Posts in Higher Education for Six African Americans

The appointees are Quentin Wright at Lone Star College, Curtis E. Creagh at Kentucky State University, Mautra Jones at Langston University, Terri Yvette Ofori at Bloomfield College, Donovan Allen at Medgar Evers College, and Milton Overton at Florida A&M University.

New Kentucky State University Extension Effort Aims to Help Small Farmers

New Kentucky State University Extension Effort Aims to Help Small Farmers

The university’s new fruit and vegetable mobile processing unit contains a certified mobile commercial kitchen that can travel to farms and be used to process fresh fruits into jams and jellies and to blast freeze fruits and vegetables.

Four Universities Appoint African Americans to Dean Posts

Four Universities Appoint African Americans to Dean Posts

The new deans are Eboni Pringle at Kent State University, Akel I. Kahera at Virginia Commonwealth University’s campus in Qatar, Lorna Le’Anne Shaw-Berbick at Kentucky State University, and John K. Davis at California State University, Dominguez Hills.

School Shooting Victim Gets Full Scholarship to Kentucky State University

School Shooting Victim Gets Full Scholarship to Kentucky State University

On September 30, 2014, Javaughntay Burroughs, a sophomore honor roll student at Fern Creek High School in Louisville, Kentucky, was hit by an errant bullet while walking to his fifth-period class.

Ranking the HBCUs on the Debt Levels of Their Graduates

Ranking the HBCUs on the Debt Levels of Their Graduates

The average debt level of college graduates in 2013 was $28,400. But some HBCUs are among the schools where students have the lowest average debt and some are among the schools with the highest debt level for graduating students.

Kentucky State Is a Partner in a New Academic Center on Intelligence

Kentucky State Is a Partner in a New Academic Center on Intelligence

Historically Black Kentucky State University has entered into a partnership with Morehead State University and Eastern Kentucky University to form the Bluegrass State Intelligence Community Center of Academic Excellence.

Kentucky State University Embarks on Its First Doctoral Degree Program

Kentucky State University Embarks on Its First Doctoral Degree Program

Beginning in January, historically Black Kentucky State University will offer an online doctoral program in nursing practice. The program will require more than 1,000 hours of clinical work with a nurse practitioner mentor.

Center for Law and Social Justice Debuts at Bethune-Cookman University

Center for Law and Social Justice Debuts at Bethune-Cookman University

The director of the new center is Hubert Grimes, who served as a circuit court judge in Florida for 25 years. Grimes also taught at the Florida A&M University School of Law for seven years.

Kentucky State University Announces Staff Reductions and Budget Cuts

Kentucky State University Announces Staff Reductions and Budget Cuts

Under the spending reduction plan, 18 full-time staff positions and 32 adjunct teaching positions will be eliminated. In addition, $500,000 will be cut from the athletics budget over the next two years.

Raymond Burse Named the 14th President of Kentucky State University

Raymond Burse Named the 14th President of Kentucky State University

Raymond Burse was named interim president of Kentucky State this past June. He was scheduled to serve as interim president for a year but the board of regents voted unanimously to give him a three-year contract.

Higher Education Grants of Interest to African Americans

Higher Education Grants of Interest to African Americans

Here is this week’s news of grants to historically Black colleges and universities or for programs of particular interest to African Americans in higher education.

Kentucky State University Teams Up With a Nigerian University

Kentucky State University Teams Up With a Nigerian University

Historically Black Kentucky State University has entered into a partnership with the Michael Okpara University of Agriculture in Umudike, Nigeria. Both universities will send students to study at the partner institution with a focus on participating in research.

Kentucky State University Gets Serious With Students Who Hadn't Paid Their Bills

Kentucky State University Gets Serious With Students Who Hadn’t Paid Their Bills

Interim President Raymond Burse explained that the university faced a deficit of nearly $7 million, largely the result of students who hadn’t paid their bills. After 645 students were dismissed, about 70 percent found ways to settle their accounts within a week.

Another Act of Kindness by Kentucky State University President Raymond Burse

Another Act of Kindness by Kentucky State University President Raymond Burse

President Burse came to football practice to announce that he would support senior football player Deshon Floyd’s effort to raise money for an internship in New Zealand. President Burse said he would cover the remaining expenses.

Kentucky State President Takes Pay Cut to Help Low-Wage University Workers

Kentucky State President Takes Pay Cut to Help Low-Wage University Workers

New interim president Raymond Burse has voluntarily reduced his salary from$349,869 to $259,745 so that university employees who had been earning minimum wage would have their hourly rate boosted to $10.25.

Raymond Burse to Lead Kentucky State University Again

Raymond Burse to Lead Kentucky State University Again

Raymond M. Burse first served as president of Kentucky State from 1982 to 1989. Burse then was an executive at General Electric, serving as vice president and general counsel before retiring in 2012. He will serve as interim president until June 2015 or until a permanent president is selected.

Higher Education Grants of Interest to African Americans

Higher Education Grants of Interest to African Americans

Here is this week’s news of grants to historically Black colleges and universities or for programs of particular interest to African Americans in higher education.

Three African Americans Named to New Administrative Posts at State Universities

Three African Americans Named to New Administrative Posts at State Universities

The new appointees are Dereck Rovaris Sr. at Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge, Beverly L. Downing at Kentucky State University in Frankfort, and Kimathi Choma at Kansas State University in Manhattan.

Mary Evans Sias Is Leaving the Presidency of Kentucky State University

Mary Evans Sias Is Leaving the Presidency of Kentucky State University

Dr. Silas has been president at Kentucky State since 2004. She is the only woman serving as president of any state-operated university in Kentucky. Before coming to Kentucky State, Dr. Sias was an administrator at the University of Texas at Dallas.

New Alliance Seeks to Boost Black and Other Minorities in STEM Fields

New Alliance Seeks to Boost Black and Other Minorities in STEM Fields

Under the program, nine colleges and universities in Kentucky and West Virginia will seek to increase the percentage of minority students in STEM disciplines by 15 percent by 2016.

New Scholarship Program for Mechanical Engineers at Kentucky State University

New Scholarship Program for Mechanical Engineers at Kentucky State University

The new scholarship program, funded by a grant from Toyota, will provide full-tuition scholarships for three years at Kentucky State and two years at the University of Kentucky.

Two New Degree Programs to Start This Fall at Kentucky State University

Two New Degree Programs to Start This Fall at Kentucky State University

The historically Black educational institution in Frankfort, Kentucky, will offer a master’s degree program in interdisciplinary behavioral sciences and a doctor of nursing practice degree with a concentration in gerontology.

Kentucky State University Has Been Approved to Offer Doctoral Programs

Kentucky State University Has Been Approved to Offer Doctoral Programs

Kentucky State University, the historically Black educational institution in Frankfort, has been approved to offer up to three doctoral programs by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools.