Local business and civic leaders guests of CU at annual Chamber event

Local business and civic leaders guests of CU at annual Chamber event

Dec. 14, 2010
For Immediate Release

Continuous enrollment increases over 21 semesters were among the points of good news CU President Michael V. Carter shared with members of the Campbellsville-Taylor County Chamber of Commerce at the December luncheon. (Campbellsville University Photo by Linda Waggener)

By Linda Waggener, marketing and media relations coordinator

CAMPBELLSVILLE, Ky. – Continuing the longstanding tradition of working together with her home community, Campbellsville University sponsored the December 9 Campbellsville-Taylor County Chamber of Commerce luncheon and Dr. Michael V. Carter, president, shared highlights and goals.

Carter said, “My wife Debbie and I have never lived in a location where the business and civic leadership of the community supported the university more than here in Campbellsville. We deeply appreciate your belief in CU, your continued support, your advice and your prayers.”

2010 highlights shared with the Chamber members included:
• Academic expansion now allows CU to offer students 63 undergraduate programs, 17 master’s degrees and five postgraduate areas of study
• Online education is being rapidly expanded, centered at the new Brockman Center in Hodgenville
• The CU Technology Training Center offers many programs of certification helping people move quickly into job readiness
• CU was named third in the important “Up-and-Coming schools of the South” category of U.S.News & World Report and maintained its position in the top 25 schools in the South
• Fall enrollment resulted in a 21st semester of record growth with 3,225 students working to find their calling.
• The new campaign, “More Than A Game”, was kicked off with a major gift from Citizens Bank & Trust Co. and historic first evening games were held on the home fields on turf and under lights
• CU provided a total economic impact of over $90 million in Taylor County and paid $1.2 million in local tax revenue on over 1,400 jobs the university accounts for in the community
• New partnerships were begun with Kentucky’s community and technical colleges to make for seamless transition into CU degree programs
• The new Men’s Village residence was completed, opening up 90 student beds with more still needed due to positive growth in numbers.

Carter said that none of the campus improvements would be possible without the support of this community.

He said the university is working hard to raise funds for the following goals as a part of the Vision 2025 strategic plan: the new School of Business Building, a distinctive entrance design which will be called Alumni Park (Across from CVS), a new wellness center, development of an art village, residence halls, additional dining options on campus, scholarships, additional classrooms at regional sites in Louisville, Elizabethtown, Hodgenville, Somerset, and northern Kentucky, growth of the endowment, a new walking/jogging track and additional green space. Carter extended his very best wishes to those present and to their families for a blessed holiday season and a successful new year.

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 campbellsville.edu.

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