Louisville, Ky. – Sullivan University, Kentucky’s largest private university, is expanding to Eastern Kentucky and plans to offer classes in Louisa in 2016.
Based in Louisville, Sullivan University – which will celebrate its 54th anniversary this year – has reached an agreement with the Lawrence County Fiscal Court to house classes in an annex building that is adjacent to the Lawrence County Courthouse in Louisa. Online classes are also available.
Details, including when classes will begin and when students can begin enrolling, will be announced during the first quarter of 2016.
“This is exciting news for Sullivan University, for the residents of Louisa and Lawrence County and the employers in Eastern Kentucky,” said Sullivan President Glenn Sullivan. “Our career focused education programs prepare students for their life and professional goals while providing employers with a trained and skilled-workforce.
Sullivan University will initially offer one class in Louisa, along with the school’s full array of online courses, and then add more classes and opportunities as enrollment grows.
Local officials have been in talks with Sullivan officials, including the school’s Vice President of Business and Government Relations Allen Rose, for more than a year.
Lawrence County Schools Superintendent Dr. Robbie Fletcher said that the flexibility that Sullivan University offers will be very beneficial to students hoping to get into the job market.
“Adding an extended campus in Lawrence County gives our community members the advantage of minimizing the commute,” Dr. Fletcher said. “We certainly appreciate all the hard work local officials and community members have put into making this happen.”
Sullivan University and Lawrence County were connected by The Kentucky Association of Economic Development (KAED), a Frankfort-based organization dedicated to promoting and facilitating economic development in the Commonwealth.