Historically Black Kentucky State University has entered into a partnership with Morehead State University and Eastern Kentucky University to form the Bluegrass State Intelligence Community Center of Academic Excellence. The center aims to increase the number of students from Kentucky who are prepared for careers in the intelligence field. The focus of the new center will be curriculum development and the establishment of undergraduate and graduate certificate programs.
Raymond M. Burse, president of Kentucky State University, said that the new center “sends a strong message in terms of the level of cooperation that exists between our institutions and that we are all focused on improving and enhancing opportunities for students who are enrolled and matriculating at our institutions. For us at Kentucky State to have this opportunity to enhance our certificate program as well as the scholarship opportunities for our students – but more importantly, the jobs that follow in completion of those programs – represents a major achievement for us and what we are all about.”