President Carter welcomes new employees at Friday reception

President Carter welcomes new employees at Friday reception

Campbellsville University’s campus is transformed with hundreds of students arriving over the weekend to begin the fall 2013-2014 semester. (Campbellsville University photo by Linda Waggener)

 Campbellsville University president Michael V. Carter welcomed new employees in a reception Friday evening, Aug. 23, the eve of move-in weekend. (Campbellsville University photo by Linda Waggener)

By Linda Waggener, marketing and media relations coordinator

CAMPBELLSVILLE, Ky. – President Michael V. Carter welcomed new and returning employees at a reception Friday, August 23 in Winters Dining Hall on the main campus, marking the start of the fall 2013-14 semester at Campbellsville University.

In his brief welcoming remarks, Carter asked for all employees to embrace each and every new and returning student moving into their residences during the weekend. Student population numbers expected this fall are in the range of 3,600.

Discussion among faculty, staff and coaches attending the reception included the recent economic impact study which showed that from its operations Campbellsville University contributes over $101 million in Taylor County and total local tax revenues.

Carter is pleased that in the face of many changes in higher education today, Campbellsville University accounts for over 1,453 jobs (457 direct and 801 indirect). Wages paid to the jobs supported by university operations account for 15.7 percent of the wages paid to Taylor County residents. The complete story is at

Campbellsville University is a widely acclaimed Kentucky-based Christian university with more than 3,600 students offering 63 undergraduate options, 17 master’s degrees, five postgraduate areas and eight pre-professional programs. The website for complete information is