Campbellsville University president Dr. Michael V. Carter addresses the crowd during a recent Campbellsville/Taylor County Chamber Luncheon. (Campbellsville University Photo by Ashley Zsedenyi)
Jan. 13, 2010
For Immediate Release
Campbellsville University President Addresses Campbellsville/Taylor County Chamber at Luncheon
By Ashley Zsedenyi, staff writer
CAMPBELLSVILLE, Ky. – Campbellsville University is continuing to “provide leadership opportunities for students to graduate,” according to Dr. Michael V. Carter, president.
“We are a private institution with a public purpose,” Carter said at the Campbellsville/Taylor County Chamber Luncheon recently.
Carter said Campbellsville University is a “vital part of Campbellsville/Taylor County and surrounding areas,” and that the mission statement of CU is “something to be proud of.”
He shared an update on CU, including the recent U.S.News & World Report’s rankings and an update on CU’s regional sites. Carter said CU now offers 44 programs at the baccalaureate level, 15 master’s degrees and four post graduate areas.
Carter also mentioned the results of a recent economic impact study that showed more than $90 million goes through Taylor County because of Campbellsville University. The study also showed more than 1,400 jobs are supported by CU operations, and the city and nearly $1 million in local tax revenues were generated.
He said the Technology Training Center has benefited the community as well, and offers various training and certificate programs.
Highlights from the fall 2009 semester included: enrollment exceeding 3,000 students; the dedication and ribbon cutting of the new School of Education building; initiation of the Kappa Delta Pi honor society; the naming of the Badgett Academic Support Center and Shely Science Center in honor of two long-term trustees;
The dedication of the Brockman Center in Hodgenville; the successful first season of CU bowling teams; a Fighting Tiger Football win over Georgetown College – the first since 1997; the Tiger basketball team taking on the UK Wildcats at Rupp Arena; and a first-ever national title with the Lady Tiger volleyball team capturing the NCCAA Division 1 National Championship.
To keep CU moving forward, Carter introduced “Vision 2025 – Preparing Christian Servant Leaders” which is a blueprint for the next 15 years designed to make Campbellsville University a premier Christian university in America.
Representatives from Fort Knox Federal Credit Union were on hand to present CU with a donation of $2,000 for academic programs, as well as six male and six female bicycles for international students at CU.
CU Sound, a female singing group, provided musical entertainment for the event.
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 3,006 students who represent 97 Kentucky counties, 30 states and 37 foreign nations. Listed in U.S.News & World Report’s 2010 “America’s Best Colleges,” CU is ranked 23rd in “Best Baccalaureate Colleges” in the South, tied for fifth in “most international students” and fourth in “up-and-coming” schools in baccalaureate colleges in the South. CU has been ranked 17 consecutive years with U.S.News & World Report. The university has also been named to America’s Best Christian Colleges® and to G.I. Jobs magazine as a Military Friendly School. Campbellsville University is located 82 miles southwest of Lexington, Ky., and 80 miles southeast of Louisville, Ky. Dr. Michael V. Carter is in his 11th year as president.