12 Central Kentucky Colleges Launch Higher Education Consortium

Thursday, March 1, 2012

Presidents of 12 Central Kentucky colleges universities have formed the Bluegrass Higher Education Consortium to work to improve college readiness, work-force needs, lifelong learning and economic development opportunities in the region.

The consortium was announced Wednesday at the annual meeting of Bluegrass Tomorrow, an 18-county regional planning organization.

"We're not ever sure where this may lead, but (with) the power of leadership of 12 university presidents, we can do anything," Bob Rumpke, executive director of Bluegrass Tomorrow, told an audience of about 150 members.

Economic development potential and quality of life issues are inextricably tied to educational achievement, he said.

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