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Glenn Denton elected chair of Council on Postsecondary Education

Degrees approved at UK, WKU

FRANKFORT, Ky. — The Council on Postsecondary Education today elected Paducah attorney Glenn Denton its the new chair and Joe Graviss of Versailles is vice chair.

Glenn Denton
Glenn Denton

The council also adopted a resolution to develop and implement a unified strategic plan for Kentucky Rising. The joint initiative would establish criteria for a high school diploma, certificate or endorsement that certifies a graduate meets the employment requirements of foreign industries that are directly investing in the state and industries that are creating trade with other countries.

In other action the council:

  • Approved the Bachelor of Arts in modern and classical languages, literature and cultures from the University of Kentucky and the Master of Fine Arts in creative writing from Western Kentucky University.
  • Approved capital projects, including Kentucky State University’s $2.6 million Acquire Enterprise Resources Planning Information Technology System to be funded with institutional and federal funds; Morehead State University’s $17.6 million project to provide food service and retail space and a parking structure to be funded by private sources and auxiliary revenues; and Western Kentucky University’s privately funded $2.3 million Confucius Institute.
  • Adopted an amendment to the residency regulation to comply with the Veterans Access, Choice and Accountability Act of 2014 that requires public institutions to charge in-state tuition to veterans serving at least 90 days who enroll within three years of discharge from active duty, as well as individuals who receive federal education benefits through these veterans.
  • Approved a “reasonable breach investigation procedures and practices” policy for public postsecondary institutions as required by House Bill 5, the Cyber Security Bill.
  • Appointed Marcia Ridings, Arnold Taylor and Pam Miller to the Executive Committee, which also includes the chair and vice chair.

The next meeting of the Council will be April 16-17 at Morehead State University.

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