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Facebook Live event to explore COVID-19's impact on higher education in Kentucky


On Thursday, March 26, the Prichard Committee for Academic Excellence and the Council on Postsecondary Education (CPE) will host a Facebook Live conversation at 4 p.m. EDT about COVID-19's impact on higher education in Kentucky.

Prichard Committee President and CEO Brigitte Blom Ramsey will facilitate a discussion with the following Kentucky college and university presidents:

Dr. Jay Box, President, Kentucky Community and Technical College System

Dr. David McFaddin, Interim President, Eastern Kentucky University

Dr. Jay Morgan, President, Morehead State University

Dr. Ashish Vaidya, President, Northern Kentucky University

Dr. Burton Webb, President, University of Pikeville

The event can be found at http://facebook.com/prichardcommittee

“We’re very pleased to partner with the Prichard Committee to provide a forum for these vitally important conversations," said CPE President Dr. Aaron Thompson. "During these unprecedented times, our campuses continue to respond with innovative and timely solutions that address a wide range of needs to ensure both the health and safety of students and their success in an online learning environment.”

More topics and events will be announced in the upcoming weeks.

“In the immediate and the longer-term, to ensure a big, bold future for Kentucky – even in the midst of COVID-19, we are seeking innovative ways to maintain a focus on student success and support, as well as ways to deepen and expand family and community engagement during this unprecedented time,” said Ramsey. “These discussions are intended to result in more integrated discussions and solutions that will benefit us now and into the future.”

The Prichard Committee and panelists will be answering questions in real time during all Facebook Live events. We are also asking for questions in advance. Those can be emailed to: Jessica.fletcher@prichardcommittee.org, or submitted on Twitter to @prichardcom.

(provided by Kentucky Council on Postsecondary Education)

Paul Hitchcock earned his Masters in Communications from Morehead State University and Bachelors in Radio-TV/Psychology from Georgetown College. A veteran broadcaster for more than 40 years and an avid fan of blues, jazz and American roots music. Hitchcock has been with WMKY since 1986 and was named General Manager in 2003. He currently hosts "Muddy Bottom Blues" (Fri., 8pm-9pm), "Nothin' But The Blues" (Sat., 8pm-12am), "Sunday Night Jazz Showcase" and "Live From The Jazz Lounge" (Sun., 8pm-9pm) and "The Golden Age of Radio" (Sun., 2pm-3pm). He also serves as producer for "A Time For Tales" and "The Reader's Notebook."
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