FRANKFORT, Ky. (Jan. 13, 2012) – The Council on Postsecondary Education took action and heard reports and updates on numerous items at its meeting held Friday in Frankfort.
The Council took the following actions:
–Elected Pam Miller as chair and Dan Flanagan as vice chair to one-year terms.
–Approved the tuition and mandatory fee policy and tuition setting timeline for academic year 2012-13. The timeline calls for tuition parameters to be set at the April 20 meeting with final action on each institution’s proposed tuition and mandatory fee rates at the June 20 meeting.
–Approved a request from Kentucky State University to renovate the interior of the Atwood Research Building with $2 million of Land Grant Program federal funds.
–Approved University of Kentucky’s request to construct the UK/Nicholasville Road flood mitigation project with slightly more than $6 million of Federal Emergency Management Agency grant funds and the in-kind value of slightly more than $2 million of 3.6 acres of UK property designated for the project.
–Approved the University of Kentucky request to renovate/upgrade the softball complex with $7.5 million of private funds from the department of athletics.
–Approved a Ph.D. program in clinical and translational science at the University of Kentucky.
–Approved a master’s degree program in mathematics at Eastern Kentucky University.
–Approved a resolution honoring former Chair Paul E. Patton for his service on the Council.
–Appointed members Glenn Denton, Jim Skaggs and Joe Graviss to serve on the Executive Committee. The chair and vice chair also serve on this committee.
–Made appointments to the Committee on Equal Opportunities, including David Welch, Wendell Thomas, Jerome Bowles, Kim Barber, Arthur Lucas, Joanne Bland, Juan Castro and Willis Polk.
In other business, the Council heard reports and received updates on numerous items, including the 2011 performance update and draft accountability report, performance presentations from Murray State University and University of Kentucky, transfer website, special use fee implementation, legislative session, 2012 degree program eligibility, Gear UP Kentucky, and the Council President report.
Reports from the Commissioner of Education and the public campuses were also provided.
The next meeting of the Council is set April 19-20 at the University of Kentucky.
Meeting materials are available on the Council’s website at www.cpe.ky.gov/about/cpe/meetings/2012/.