Campbellsville University to Conduct Series of Interviews on Education Today in Campbellsville/Taylor County

By Joan C. McKinney, director of university communications

CAMPBELLSVILLE, Ky. – A series of four special episodes of “Dialogue on Public Issues” on Campbellsville University’s TV-4 (on Comcast Cable 10) will feature “Education Today in Campbellsville/Taylor County.”

Hosted by John Chowning, the series will feature administrators from the Campbellsville Independent School System, Taylor County School System, Kentucky Christian School and Campbellsville University.

Chowning, vice president for church and external relations and executive assistant to the president, will interview the following:

Campbellsville Independent Schools — Linda Handley, principal of Campbellsville Elementary School, Chris Kidwell, principal of Campbellsville Middle School, and Mike Deaton, new principal at Campbellsville High School;

Taylor County Schools — Judith Doris, assistant principal for Taylor County Elementary School, Cherry Harvey, principal of Taylor County Middle School, and Charles Hidgon Jr., new principal at Taylor County High School;

Kentucky Christian School — Steve Orr, principal, and Gail Gabehart, director; and

Campbellsville University – Dr. Michael V. Carter, president; Dr. Frank Cheatham, vice president for academic affairs, and Otto Tennant, vice president for finance and administration; and Dave Walters, vice president for admissions and student services, and Benji Kelly, vice president for development.

“Campbellsville University is pleased to be featuring our local schools in a series called ‘Education Today in Campbellsville-Taylor County,’” said Chowning. “The purpose of this series of interviews with the principals of the schools in each system is to help bring attention to the many positive things that are going in the schools,” he said. “Our local schools are working hard to provide quality educational opportunity to our children and young people,” Chowning said. “In an era when too much attention is given to the negative aspects of education, we want to affirm that positive educational initiatives are ongoing in Taylor County, Campbellsville Independent and Kentucky Christian schools.” Chowning said, “Campbellsville University works closely with these and other area school systems. Our students, faculty, and staff are very much involved in the schools – as parents, supporters, volunteers and as resource people. “We look forward to broadcasting this series of interviews with school administrators in our three local school systems and highlighting their plans for 2007-2008. “It is our hope that these interviews will be beneficial to parents and others involved in the schools.” The dates the shows will air are as follows: Campbellsville Independent School System – Sunday, July 15, 8 a.m.; Monday, July 16, 2 p.m. and 8 p.m., and Wednesday, July 18, 2 p.m. and 7 p.m.; Taylor County School System – Sunday, July 22, 8 a.m.; Monday, July 23, 2 p.m. and 8 p.m., and Wednesday, July 25, 2 p.m. and 7 p.m.; Kentucky Christian School – Sunday, July 29, 8 a.m.; Monday, July 30, 2 p.m. and 7 p.m., and Wednesday, Aug. 1, 2 p.m. and 7 p.m.; and Campbellsville University (Carter, Tennant and Cheatham interviews plus Walters and Kelly interviews) – Sunday, Aug. 5, 8 a.m.; Monday, Aug. 6, 2 p.m. and 8 p.m., and Wednesday, Aug. 8, 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. For more information about the shows, contact Chowning at (270) 789-5520 or Jim Wooley, director of broadcast services, at (270) 789-5210.

Campbellsville University is a private, comprehensive institution located in South Central Kentucky. Founded in 1906, Campbellsville University is affiliated with the Kentucky Baptist Convention and has an enrollment of 2,310 students who represent 100 Kentucky counties, 32 states and 28 foreign nations. Listed in U.S. News & World Report’s “America’s Best Colleges” 14 consecutive years as one of the leading Southern master’s colleges and universities, Campbellsville University is located 82 miles southwest of Lexington, Ky., and 80 miles southeast of Louisville, Ky. Dr. Michael V. Carter is in his ninth year as president.

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