CU to conduct series of interviews on education

CU to conduct series of interviews on education

July 6, 2011
For Immediate Release

By Joan C. McKinney, news and publications coordinator

CAMPBELLSVILLE, Ky. – A series of seven special episodes of “Dialogue on Public Issues” on Campbellsville University’s WLCU (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 Academy and Campbellsville University.
Chowning, vice president for church and external relations and executive assistant to the president, will interview the following:

Campbellsville Independent Schools – Mike Deaton, Campbellsville Independent Schools superintendent (air dates Aug. 21, 22 and 24); David Petett, principal of Campbellsville Middle School; Ricky Hunt, principal of Campbellsville Elementary School, and Kirby Smith, principal at Campbellsville High School (air dates 10, 11 and 13);

Taylor County Schools – Roger Cook, superintendent (air dates Aug. 14, 15 and 17); Brian Clifford, principal for Taylor County Elementary School, C.D. Harvey, principal of Taylor County Middle School; Charles Hidgon Jr., principal at Taylor County High School, and Bill Mattingly, principal of the Taylor County Virtual Charter School (air dates July 24, 25 and 27).

Kentucky Christian Academy – Lori Eubank, administrator, and Max Wise, Board member (air dates July 17, 18 and 20) and

Campbellsville University –Dr. Frank Cheatham, vice president for academic affairs, and Dave Walters, vice president for admissions and student services (air dates Aug. 7, 8 and 10).

“Campbellsville University is pleased to be featuring our local schools in a series called ‘Education Today in Campbellsville-Taylor County,’” Chowning said. “The purpose of this series of interviews with the superintendents and 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 2011-12.

“It is our hope that these interviews will be beneficial to parents and others involved in the schools.” The times the shows air are as follows: on Sundays of the weeks given above at 8 a.m., on Mondays at 1:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. and on Wednesdays at 1:30 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 widely acclaimed Kentucky-based Christian university with over 3,000 students offering 63 undergraduate programs, 17 master’s degrees and five postgraduate areas. The website for complete information is


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