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Congrats to retiring member presidents Hawkins, McClure & Mitzel
AIKCU appreciates your service to independent higher ed in Kentucky

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Marcia Hawkins

President

Union Commonwealth University

Barbourville

 

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Tori Murden McClure

President

Spalding University

Louisville

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Thomas Mitzel

President

Kentucky Wesleyan College

Owensboro

 

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What We Do

ADVOCATE

We serve as the voice of Kentucky's independent colleges and universities, advocating for policies that recognize the sector's critical role and help students access and afford a distinctive,

high-quality education.

CONNECT

We provide opportunities for member affiliate groups to meet in person

and online to share experiences and

best practices with colleagues from other institutions.

COLLABORATE

We coordinate cost-saving agreements with businesses and vendors to save our members time and money on a wide range of goods, services, and
insurance products.

The Power of Independent Colleges

Kentucky’s independent, nonprofit colleges and universities are changing the trajectory of individual lives, families, and communities.

 

AIKCU is proud to support our 18 member institutions in their efforts. 

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Fast Facts

18

AIKCU

Colleges and

Universities

50,000+

Students attending independent

KY colleges

13,600

Degrees

awarded annually

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Lt. Gov. Coleman meets with AIKCU Board of Directors

Kentucky’s independent college presidents welcomed Lt. Gov. Jacqueline Coleman (center) to talk about the value of the liberal arts, preparing students to meet workforce needs, and public-private partnerships. The visit took place during the spring meeting of the AIKCU Board of Directors at Midway University in May.

 

Lt. Gov. Coleman is an alumna of Centre College, an AIKCU member school. AIKCU appreciates her support of our 18 member colleges.

News

Congrats to AIKCU President Mason Dyer for being inducted into the Leadership Kentucky Class of 2024! He’ll represent Kentucky's 18 independent colleges in this flagship program that gives leaders across the state a firsthand look at the commonwealth's unique communities and resources.

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Ryan Morabito from 5 Degrees Branding led a workshop on “Higher Ed Marketing Truths” for AIKCU admissions and marketing/communi-cations officers at their joint spring meeting at Bellarmine University.

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Total fall enrollment grew by 8.5% at AIKCU’s 18 member campuses, with 4,640 more students enrolling than in Fall 2022.

Representatives from seven member colleges and universities of the Association of Independent Kentucky Colleges and Universities met with Kentucky’s congressional delegation during NAICU’s Annual Meeting & Advocacy Day Feb. 4-7 in Washington, D.C.

Calendar

THURSDAY, SEPT. 5

AIKCU Advancement Officers Fall Meeting

10 a.m.-2 p.m. ET

In Person: Georgetown College, Georgetown

FRIDAY, OCT. 11

AIKCU Library Directors

Fall Meeting

10 a.m. ET

In Person: Bellarmine University, Louisville

AIKCU President Mason Dyer talks about independent higher ed in Kentucky

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