Dr. Keith Spears, vice president for regional and professional education at CU, who oversees the off-campus sites, welcomes guests to the meeting at Hodgenville City Hall. (Campbellsville University Photo by Ashley Zsedenyi)
Aug. 4, 2009
For Immediate Release
Campbellsville University Holds Public Meeting for New Hodgenville Campus
By Ashley Zsedenyi, staff writer
CAMPBELLSVILLE, Ky. – Hodgenville will soon become a “college town.”
Representatives from Campbellsville University held a public meeting last week to outline plans for the new Hodgenville Campus, set to begin classes this month.
Community members had the opportunity to attend the meeting July 28 at Hodgenville City Hall to meet staff from the university and to ask questions about the plans for the new campus.
“A lot of colleges can bring classes to a community, but we are bringing a campus. That means we are here to stay,” said Dr. Keith Spears, vice president for regional and professional education at Campbellsville University.
Spears led the meeting and directed those in attendance to speak individually with a number of Campbellsville University staff members who were on hand to discuss specific topics.
“Most importantly,” he said, “help spread the word for us” to people throughout the community who may be interested but could not attend the meeting.
Susan Skaggs attended the meeting to get more information about classes being offered at the Hodgenville Campus because she “wants to finish a degree.”
Susan Triplett and Gordon Thomas, both of Hodgenville, were both interested in obtaining master’s degrees through the Hodgenville Campus.
Susan Triplett, left, and Gordon Thomas, both of Hodgenville, talk with Monica Bamwine, coordinator for graduate and academic outreach programs at CU, about the possibility of obtaining master’s degrees at the local site. (Campbellsville University Photo by Ashley Zsedenyi)
Hodgenville Mayor Terry Cruse said, “We are very excited about Campbellsville University coming here.”
There will be a meeting Thursday at the public library with a number of colleges, including Campbellsville University, on hand to provide information about their programs.
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 2,601 students who represent 93 Kentucky counties, 27 states and 31 foreign nations. Listed in U.S.News & World Report’s 2009 “America’s Best Colleges,” CU is ranked 22nd in “Best Baccalaureate Colleges” in the South for the second consecutive year. CU has been ranked 16 consecutive years with U.S.News & World Report. The university has also been named to America’s Best Christian Colleges®. Campbellsville University is located 82 miles southwest of Lexington, Ky., and 80 miles southeast of Louisville, Ky. Dr. Michael V. Carter is in his tenth year as president.
Dr. Pat Cowherd, standing, dean of the School of Business and Economics at CU, talks with, from left, Crystal Arnold, with her son Aron, of Summersville, Miranda Whitlow of Mt. Sherman, and Kandy House of Magnolia. (Campbellsville University Photo by Ashley Zsedenyi)