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NKU names Dr. Ande Durojaiye as vice provost for undergrad academic affairs

Northern Kentucky University names Dr. Ande Durojaiye as Vice Provost for Undergraduate Academic Affairs. He will assume the position in February 2018.   Dr. Durojaiye currently serves as director of institutional equity at Michigan State University and chair of the Big Ten Academic Alliance Equity/Affirmative Action Committee. In his position, he has worked extensively with students and faculty around...

NKU to host Student Technology and Leadership Program for grades 3-12 showcase of projects

Northern Kentucky University will host the Student Technology and Leadership Program (STLP) regional event on November 20. Kentucky students in grades three through 12 will showcase their projects in hope of qualifying for STLP state. The Kentucky Department of Education’s STLP uses project based learning principles to empower student learning and achievement through the utilization of technology...

NKY Champions for Education Summit brings leaders together to discuss past successes, future goals

By Mark Hansel NKyTribune managing editor The Northern Kentucky Education Council hosted the 2017 Champions for Education Summit Wednesday at Northern Kentucky University. Karen J. Pittman, president and CEO of the Forum for Youth Investment, was the keynote speaker for the NKY Champions for Education Summit (photos by Mark Hansel). It has been 10 years since the region’s last education summit and...

UK, KCTCS sign reverse transfer agreement to help more students earn association degrees

The Kentucky Community and Technical College System (KCTCS) and the University of Kentucky (UK) have signed a reverse transfer agreement to help more students earn associate degrees beginning in the 2018 spring semester. Former KCTCS students that transfer to UK before earning an associate degree can have UK credits applied toward the KCTCS degree, if the credits for each institution align. “Thousands...

Newport Catholic honors two couples with St. John Baptist de La Salle Award for dedication to the school

At the Newport Central Catholic Winners’ Circle, Scott and Jane Grosser and Denny and Margie Kehoe were honored with the St. John Baptist de La Salle Award. Danny and Margie Kehoe Denny and Margie Kehoe, both 1959 graduates, are lifelong supporters of Newport Central Catholic and can be seen at nearly every sporting event and fundraiser. They have dedicated both time, talent and treasure to Newport...

Children Inc. kicks off $5m campaign — already over half-way there; Drees family commits $750k

Staff report Expanding the fight against poverty, Children Inc. is also expanding its breath and reach. No longer focused just on early childhood, its incredible signature, the nonprofit organization is expanding to cover a child’s total continuum — and is reaching into Greater Cincinnati in a major way.   Children, Inc., an educational nonprofit based in Covington, has helped to improve...

Newport schools continues tradition of selling Christmas ornaments to support scholarsips

The Newport Independent School District Educational Foundation is selling Christmas ornaments in an effort to earn money for the Newport Scholarship Program.  100% of the profit from these sales will go to Newport High School graduates who attend post-secondary education. This year the Foundation is selling two different ornaments depicting local history.  One ornament is a replica of the Bell Tower...

NKYEC hosting Champions of Education Summit of thought-leaders working together on education

Thought leaders from business, education and the community will gather with national and regional experts Wednesday, November 15, for the 2017 Champions of Education Summit hosted by the Northern Kentucky Education Council at Northern Kentucky University.    It’s been 10 years since the region’s last Education Summit, and the leaders who gather on Wednesday will gain knowledge about the notable...

New NKU president Dr. Ashish Vaidya talks about what drew him to the university and his goals

By Mark Hansel NKyTribune managing editor Dr. Ashish Vaidya was introduced Thursday as the sixth president of Northern Kentucky University. Dr. Ashish Vaidya waits to speak with the media following his introduction as the sixth president of Northern Kentucky University (photos by Mark Hansel). Following his introduction, Vaidya, who is currently interim president at St. Cloud State University in Minnesota,...

NKU names Dr. Ashish Vaidya of St. Cloud State University as sixth president; assumes role on July 1

Northern Kentucky University announces Ashish Vaidya (ahh-SHEESH vi-DEE-ah) as the university’s sixth president. NKU’s Board of Regents unanimously elected Dr. Vaidya as president. He is expected to assume the role on July 1, 2018.   Dr. Vaidya is currently serving as interim president of St. Cloud State University in Minnesota. The presidential search committee, compiled of NKU Board of Regents...

Julia Pile of Florence receives Prichard Committee’s first Beverly Nickell Raimondo Leadership Award

The Prichard Committee for Academic Excellence has named Julia Pile the inaugural recipient of the Beverly Nickell Raimondo Leadership Award to recognize exemplary leadership by parents who are engaged in advocating for education excellence for all students. Pictured: Franklin Jelsma, Prichard Committee Board Chair, Dr. Randy Poe, Julia Pile, Tony Raimondo, Laurel Raimondo Martin, Brigitte Blom Ramsey,...

Voices from the Classroom: Teachers need inspiration too — top educator Ron Clark provided it

By Katie Chalfant Newport Intermediate School In 2008, I was attending a local university taking classes for my degree in Elementary Education. I recall hearing the name Ron Clark back then and even having one of his most well-known books, “The Essential 55” assigned as a required text in one of my courses. After years away from the education scene, more has changed than I could have ever imagined....

New CPE leadership institute for underrepresented minority faculty celebrates inaugural graduation

The Council on Postsecondary Education’s new leadership institute for underrepresented minority faculty graduated its inaugural cohort last week during a Council meeting at Elizabethtown Community and Technical College. The purpose of the Academic Leadership Development Institute (ALDI) is to develop more campus leaders among early career, underrepresented minority faculty who aspire to leadership...

Council on Postsecondary Education approves 2018-20 budget with 2 per cent performance funding

The Council on Postsecondary Education approved its 2018-20 biennial budget recommendation for the state’s colleges and universities. The request includes increases in performance funding and for special initiatives, and a fifth round of Bucks for Brains funding. For institutional operating funds, key priorities are to jump-start the new performance funding system to accelerate degree production,...