Board of Regents Approves University College at Kentucky State

The board of regents at historically Black Kentucky State University has approved the establishment of University College at the university. The new unit’s mission will be to provide a series of programs, services, and curriculum to promote and support the academic success of first-year students at Kentucky State. The University College structure would include areas of academic advising, academic support, first-year experience and learning communities and first-year curriculum.

“University College is an interdisciplinary, collaborative unit that houses a group of closely related offices offering student-centered programs and services that enhance students’ exploration, engagement and success,” according to Thomas Calhoun, vice president for student engagement and campus life at Kentucky State. “With its outcomes-oriented philosophy, University College will provide seamless, robust, focused and comprehensive educational support.”

The primary objective of University College is to increase the first- to second-year retention rate by 3 to 5 percent overall every year.

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