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The Price of Going Public

February 16th, 2012

by Jane S. Shropshire

Lexington, KY – While our legislature ponders further assault to the funding stream of our state’s postsecondary system, House Bill 260 presents an initial public offering of sorts. It proposes to add one more state university to the mix by converting the University of Pikeville from private to public. The University of Pikeville’s president, former Governor Paul Patton, believes that if the institution could compete on price with Kentucky’s public institutions, many more students from eastern Kentucky would complete four-year degrees. He’s making a bid to take this private institution public.

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