KSU regents, state officials back plan for improvement

By BETH CRACE State Journal Staff Writer Published:

LOUISVILLE - A joint committee of state higher education officials and Kentucky State University's Board of Regents on Thursday put its unanimous stamp of approval on a review of the school's programs and expenditures.

The report, which wasn't released to the public, earned praise from the KSU Comprehensive Assessment Oversight Committee. It was a different scene from a meeting last September when the group voted to conduct the review amid dire warnings of "the unthinkable" if there was no improvement at the school.

But there were no such warnings yesterday. Raymond Pierce, of the Cleveland-based Baker and Hostetler Consulting firm, said the university could reap benefits from the review in the way of attracting faculty and earning grants.

The group met here to review a draft report conducted the consultants. The report is a joint effort of KSU and the Council on Postsecondary Education to gauge the efficacy of the school's programs and how it spends money.

The review cost $110,000 with CPE and KSU splitting the cost.

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