United States Sen. Rand Paul visits Campbellsville University

United States Sen. Rand Paul visits Campbellsville University

Aug. 29, 2013
For Immediate Release

United States Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.), right, is welcomed to Camp-
bellsville University by Dr. Michael V. Carter, president of CU.
(Campbellsville University Photo by Joan C. McKinney)

By Joan C. McKinney, news and publications coordinator

CAMPBELLSVILLE, Ky. -- Campbellsville University U.S. Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) visited Campbellsville Aug. 28 and spoke with various ministers and CU students in a dialogue in the Chowning Executive Dining Room.

About 65 persons attended the discussion during which media asked questions about employment, health insurance, education, immigration, Syria and the possibility of Paul running for president.

United States Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) speaks to a group of about 65 people at Campbellsville University’s Chowning Executive Dining Room on campus. (Campbellsville University Photo
by Joan C. McKinney)

Paul said he believes Congress should have to review and approve any military action against Syria rather than the president making the decision on his own.

Paul said he is contemplating running for president by having discussions with his family. He said higher education is costing more and pay is not rising. He said “we need to leave more money in Kentucky” and “jobs need to be filled.”

He said immigration reform needs to be done, and health insurance needs to be studied.

The dialogue featured a welcome from Dr. Michael V. Carter, president of the university; an invocation by Dr. Mike O’Neal, senior pastor at Campbellsville Baptist Church.

John Chowning, vice president for church and external relations and executive assistant to the president, also gave comments and served as moderator of the dialogue.

Leaders of the Taylor County Ministerial Association pose with United States Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.), fourth from left, and Dr. Michael V. Carter, president of Campbellsville University, far right. From left are: the Rev. Michael Goodwin, vice president of the TCMA; the Rev. Michael Caldwell, president; and the Rev. James Washington, secretary. (Campbellsville University Photo by Joan C. McKinney) 

Taylor County Ministerial Association officers spoke including the Rev. Michael Caldwell, pastor of Pleasant Union Baptist Church, president of the association; the Rev. James Washington, pastor of New Zion Baptist Church, secretary of the association; and the Rev. Michael Goodwin, pastor of Salem Baptist Church, vice president. Dr. John Hurtgen, dean of the School of Theology, also spoke to the audience.

Campbellsville University is a widely acclaimed Kentucky-based Christian university with more than 3,600 students offering 63 undergraduate options, 17 master’s degrees, five postgraduate areas and eight pre-professional programs. The website for complete information is campbellsville.edu.

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