Donald Smith, who has served as Associate Vice President for Development and Alumni Relations at WKU, has been named the President of the College Heights Foundation at Western Kentucky University. He will replace Alex Downing, who is leaving the post to accept a position at Franklin Bank and Trust.
A state lawmaker would like to see Kentucky's regional universities "fast track" their degree programs to save students money and get them into the labor force more quickly. Republican Senator Jared Carpenter of Berea says students are piling up debt and taking some courses that really aren't necessary.
The Board of Trustees at Midway College recently selected Dr. John P. Marsden to serve as the institution's new President. Marsden, who previously served as Provost and Vice President of Academic Affairs at Barton College in North Carolina, will attend a welcoming ceremony on December 4th.