A new era begins at Kentucky State University. Tuesday at 5 p.m. the Board of Regents voted 6-4 in favor of Dr. Koffi Akakpo the current Bluegrass Community and Technical College president, to be the first full-time head of the university since the resignation of Christopher Brown in 2021.
Nearly three months after it began, the search for the next leader of Kentucky State University is one step closer to completion, as each of the three finalists for the role visited campus this week. Dr. Gerald Hunter was there on Tuesday, Dr. Koffi Akakpo on Wednesday, and Dr. Robert Mock o…
On Saturday, Kentucky State University Board of Regents Chair Tammi Dukes announced that the school would be holding a series of four presidential forums Tuesday-Thursday for faculty, staff, students, and community stakeholders on-campus at the Extension Office Building or via Zoom.
The Kentucky State University campus was a hub of activity Friday morning as students, families, faculty and staff gathered at the Exum Center to celebrate the graduation ceremony for the Class of 2023 — which included 11 Frankfort High School students who earned their associates’ degrees be…
It’s a hot-button issue: who will helm Kentucky State University as it faces a major overhaul with an entire state, legislature, and governor closely watching?
When Dr. Ronald A. Johnson was chosen to serve as the interim president of Kentucky State University last summer, he inherited a campus reeling from years of financial chaos, instability and employee turnover that would likely send most running for the door.
The three finalists for Kentucky State University’s next leader have been announced. They are:
The Kentucky Commercialization Ventures has selected seven winning innovations in the 2023 IMPACT (Innovative Mobile, Public Health, And Community-Oriented Technologies) Competition, including a first-place prize for a project from Kentucky State University.
After a nearly three-hour meeting Wednesday afternoon, the Kentucky State University Board of Regents unanimously approved the Presidential Search Committee’s suggested trio of candidates.
The Presidential Search Committee tasked with finding Kentucky State University’s next leader met on both Monday and Tuesday this week, but no announcements were made or actions taken in either session.
Retired pastor of First Baptist Church Bracktown in Lexington, the Rev. Dr. C.B. Akins, will serve as the 2023 Kentucky State University Baccalaureate speaker Thursday, May 11 at 11 a.m. in the David H. Bradford Hall, Carl H. Smith Auditorium.
Five Kentucky State University faculty and staff members have been selected to participate in the Kentucky Council on Postsecondary Education (CPE) Bluegrass Tomorrow’s Academic Leadership Academy (ALA).
Former Kentucky State University President Dr. M. Christopher Brown’s awarding of over $138,000 in bonuses to executive staff members has been a major bombshell finding in the wake of the state’s audit of the institution.
Despite the numerous headlines both locally and nationally that seem to say otherwise, Dr. M. Christopher Brown's presidency at Kentucky State University was not the first time that the school has found itself in the midst of a major leadership crisis.
Kentucky Senate Minority Floor Leader Senator Gerald A. Neal will serve as Kentucky State University’s 2023 Commencement Convocation speaker on Friday, May 12, at 10 a.m. in the William Exum Center. Nearly 200 students will receive degrees in various disciplines.
The Kentucky State Board of Regents met again this week on Monday and Wednesday to discuss further steps that were deemed necessary to continue effective operations in alignment with the requirements of House Bill 250, the bailout measure that passed during the 2022 legislative session.
Students, faculty, staff and community leaders gathered at the 7th annual Harold R. Benson Agricultural Luncheon hosted by the Kentucky State University College of Agriculture, Community, and the Sciences recently. The event was held at the Harold R. Benson Research and Demonstration Farm to…
Kentucky State University officially opened its new West Louisville office at the Louisville Central Community Center on Friday.
Kentucky State University recently acquired a new research farm dedicated to the study of environmentally sustainable crop development. The 100-acre farm, located just outside of Frankfort, was purchased through USDA research grant funding and will support research in testing crops that can …
In a forum hosted by the Kentucky Black Caucus of Local Elected Officials at Kentucky State University's Bradford Hall, seven of the 12 GOP hopefuls — Robert DeVore, Auditor Mike Harmon, Somerset Mayor Alan Keck, David Cooper, Eric Deters, Jacob Clark and Robbie Smith — and lone Democrat Geo…
The Kentucky State University Concert Choir, under the faculty direction of Damon Debose, will perform a live concert at 4 p.m. Sunday at the Church of the Ascension.
You couldn’t have asked for a better day for this year’s annual Reforest Frankfort event at the Harold R. Benson Research and Demonstration Farm.
The Frankfort Arts Foundation and the Kentucky State University Jazz Ensemble kicks off Jazz Appreciation Month with a performance by the KSU Jazz Ensemble on Tuesday at 7 p.m., at KSU Bradford Hall. The ensemble is under the direction of Professor Robert M. Griffin.
Echoing sentiments from past meetings and town hall discussions in the wake of the school’s recent audit report and the build up to the appointment of a new president, Kentucky State University’s Board of Regents met Wednesday for a marathon seven-and-a-half-hour session that saw the regents…
Kentucky State alumni, community tell presidential search committee what's on their minds at town hall meeting
Kentucky State University alumni had chance to voice concerns and ask questions to the presidential search committee during a town hall Zoom meeting Tuesday.
Tuesday morning saw a flurry of activity for the Kentucky State University Board of Regents Finance & Administration Committee, who were presented findings from recent internal and external audits in the wake of the Auditor of Public Accounts assessment of the university’s finances.
Two meetings of the Kentucky State University presidential search committee will be taking place this week.
Friday morning, Kentucky State University’s presidential search committee chair Stephen Mason led the first of four town hall meetings seeking input from various segments of the community on their wants and needs for the search.
In a special-called meeting of the Kentucky State University Board of Regents on Thursday (the 20th meeting since the board members were appointed less than a year ago), interim president Dr. Ronald A. Johnson and acting executive vice president for finance and administration Dr. Daarel E. B…
On Wednesday afternoon, Kentucky Auditor of Public Accounts (APA) Mike Harmon released a 117-page report detailing his office’s special investigation into the financial practices at Kentucky State University during the tenure of controversial former president M. Christopher Brown II between …
Friday afternoon, the committee charged with leading the search for Kentucky State University's next president held a brief special meeting to discuss their steps going forward.
Editor’s note: This is the fifth in a series of in-depth stories based on the findings of the City of Frankfort’s African American Historic Context Report, which was funded in part by the city and a grant from the Kentucky Heritage Council. The first, second, third and fourth parts can be fo…
On Thursday morning, officials from Kentucky State University including interim President Dr. Ronald A. Johnson testified in front of the House Budget Review Subcommittee on Postsecondary Education regarding the university’s budget ahead of the end of the current fiscal year.
Frankfort Mayor Layne Wilkerson was named as the community representative to the Kentucky State University presidential search committee Wednesday afternoon in a brief special-called meeting of the university’s regents.
In a meeting of the cooperative committee responsible for guiding the rehabilitation of Kentucky State University’s Exum Center Tuesday afternoon, it was announced that the engineering study of the structure and the pool facilities would not be completed for 60 to 90 days.
The website, educational program, and filmed oral histories collected to commemorate the 1964 civil rights march to the state Capitol were premiered to attendees at a special community event on Sunday, the 59th anniversary of the event. The presentation was hosted by project co-creators Joan…
Kentucky State University men’s basketball coach Jamaal Jackson has been announced as the recipient of the NABC Guardians of the Game pillar award in education.
'This university is in peril:' KSU Regents commence presidential search under tight deadline, contention
Thursday’s special meeting of the Kentucky State University Board of Regents started out as an informational session regarding the resumption of the search for a permanent president. However, as discussion turned towards the search committee and the potential for the Council on Postsecondary…
Kentucky State University faculty, research staff and students went to Jamaica to collect data and work with College of Agriculture, Science and Education (CASE) personnel on research and learning projects.
Kentucky State University is the recipient of a grant from the national nonprofit VentureWell to develop a discussion series to introduce first-year students to mentors, innovators and successful entrepreneurs in their intended fields of study.
Kentucky State University students and administration met this past week in the first "Leader to Leader" summit, hosted by KSU's Interim President Ronald A. Johnson and Student Government Association President Savion Briggs.
Celebrating five years of bringing the campus, Capitol and community together, Kentucky State University’s Green & Gold Day saw students, alumni, faculty, staff and officials from both local and state levels meet to celebrate the university’s accomplishments and goals for the future.
In what has become an annual tradition, Kentucky State University's Green & Gold Day will return to the State Capitol Thursday from noon to 2 p.m.
Kentucky State University’s Promising Youth Center for Excellence has just received $881,000 in federal grants to benefit their youth outreach and mentorship programs in Frankfort and Franklin County.
It was confirmed at Kentucky State University’s special-called Board of Regents meeting Tuesday that students housed at the Capital Plaza Hotel will continue to reside there until the end of the semester and the new dorm currently under construction will not house students until fall.
Wednesday morning’s quarterly meeting of the Kentucky State University Board of Regents focused heavily on reports from various campus organizations led by faculty, staff and students, which expressed a desire for consistency and open dialogue between the campus community at large and univer…
In October, the Kentucky State University Board of Regents approved a declaration of emergency relating to facility conditions on campus.
Two Kentucky State University students ranked among the top scorers for research presentations given at the Kentucky Academy of Science’s 2022 Annual Meeting in November.
Talk continues about Kentucky State’s Exum Center and its swimming pool.
Kentucky State University aquaculture personnel are seeking collaborators on a grant to improve floating raceways and expand their use across Kentucky.