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Kentucky Tonight discusses COVID-19’s impact on higher education in Kentucky


Kentucky Tonight discusses COVID-19’s impact on higher education in Kentucky

For Release: 07/24/20 9:00 AM

On Kentucky Tonight, airing Monday, July 27, at 8/7 p.m. on KET, host Renee Shaw discusses how the state’s colleges and universities plan to resume classes this fall and how the pandemic is likely to affect the college experience. She will be joined by the following guests:

  • Aaron Thompson, Ph.D., president of the Kentucky Council on Postsecondary Education
  • Melissa Bell, Ph.D., vice president of Academic Affairs and Student Success for the Kentucky Council on Postsecondary Education 
  • Jay Box, Ed.D., president of the Kentucky Community and Technical College System (KCTCS) 
  • OJ Oleka, Ph.D., president of the Association of Independent Kentucky Colleges and Universities (AIKCU) 

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Todd Piccirilli
Senior Director, Marketing and Communications