Kentucky State University can play a role in the area's economic development and become a driving force in linking the community with the outside world, its new president said Wednesday.
But the community also needs to educate itself about the institution's history and get more involved in helping address the challenges facing the school.
"As business people, I would like to begin a partnership," KSU President William H. Turner told the Frankfort Rotary Club. "I would like to see business people sit down with people from the school of business."
That was just one of the ideas Turner has in mind to better link the university with the school. He also advocated steps to raise awareness of the university in the community, such as posting "Home of KSU" signs at Frankfort gateways and recruiting more students from the school's six-county area.
Turner, named to the interim president post in January, addressed the club during its weekly meeting at the Holiday Inn-Capital Plaza. During his address, Turner talked about the challenges facing the university and how the community and the school can work together.
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