CPE approves resolution calling for reinvestment in public higher education

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The resolution states that 40 states in the current fiscal year have increased state general fund support for higher education, but Kentucky is not among them. The council commends portions of the current budget proposal for its strong emphasis on general fund supported capital projects and research and economic development in the form of Bucks for Brains.

“Kentucky’s economic future depends on a vibrant and well trained workforce and educated citizenry; however, this cannot be achieved without a renewed investment in our colleges and universities,” states the resolution.

Also at its meeting Friday in Lexington, Pam Miller was re-elected to her third term as chair of the Council on Postsecondary Education and Dan Flanagan of Campbellsville was re-elected to his third term as vice chair.

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