CU Professor Beverly C. Ennis Receives Ph.D. Degree

By Bridgette Sallee, student news writer

CAMPBELLSVILLE, Ky. – Dr. Beverly Ennis, assistant professor of education at Campbellsville University, has received her Ph.D. degree, according to an announcement from Dr. Frank Cheatham, vice president for academic affairs.

Ennis graduated from the University of Louisville-Western Kentucky University Cooperative Doctoral Program. Her Ph.D. is in educational leadership and organizational development.

“She accomplished this goal by being thoroughly prepared and having in-depth knowledge of her study and her research method,” said Dr. Brenda Priddy, dean of the School of Education at Campbellsville University.

She earned her bachelor of arts degree in mathematics from Campbellsville College in 1972. In 1976, she graduated from Western Kentucky University with a master’s degree in secondary education.

Ennis has been employed at CU since 2006. Before coming to Campbellsville University, Ennis spent four years as an adjunct professor at Lindsey Wilson College.

She also served as district administrator of instruction and federal programs for the Campbellsville Independent School District from 1997 to 2006 and established the Principal’s Institute for the Campbellsville School District.

Ennis is a member of the Kentucky Association of School Administrators (KASA), the Association of Supervision and Curriculum Development (ASCD) and the Kentucky Association of School Councils (KASC). She also spent six years as a member of the Campbellsville City Council. In 2002, she was named Chamber of Commerce Educator of the Year.

Beverly Ennis lives in Greensburg, Ky. with her husband Larry and their two children, Jaclyn and Jamie.

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 2,405 students who represent 98 Kentucky counties, 25 states and 29 foreign nations. Listed in U.S.News & World Report’s 2008 “America’s Best Colleges,” CU is ranked 22nd in “Best Baccalaureate Colleges” in the South and eighth in the South for “Great Schools, Great Prices.” CU has been ranked 15 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 ninth year as president.

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