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BREAKING: Mearns to leave after spring commencement

BREAKING: Mearns to leave after spring commencement

Mackenzie Manley, Managing Editor
February 14
Filed under Breaking News, Featured Story, News, Uncategorized

HIGHLAND HEIGHTS, Ky. -- President Geoffrey Mearns will leave Northern Kentucky University after spring commencement on May 7. An interim president is expected to be named before May, according to a letter sent Tuesday from Board of Regents Chair Rich Boehne.  The email said that the Board of Regent...

UPDATE: Campus reacts to Mearns’ departure

UPDATE: Campus reacts to Mearns’ departure

The Northerner Staff
January 24
Filed under Featured Story, News

HIGHLAND HEIGHTS, Ky. -- President Geoffrey Mearns will leave Northern Kentucky University after four years, the university announced Tuesday, and the campus community was shocked by news of his departure. Mearns was hired at Ball State University to serve as their 17th president, an announcement made at the Muncie, Indiana campus at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday. Mearns notified the Board of Regents tha...

Budget to cause tuition increases

Budget to cause tuition increases

Carrie Crotzer, Editor-in-Chief
April 19
Filed under Featured Story, Kentucky News, News

Retention rates, tuition increases and budget cuts were all key topics in NKU President Geoffrey Mearns’ Annual Budget Report on April 18. While Mearns was excited to announce that there will be no increase in the cost of parking, the university is currently considering multiple options for tu...

Open forum discusses budget cuts, tuition increases

Open forum discusses budget cuts, tuition increases

Carrie Crotzer, Editor-in-Chief
March 3
Filed under Featured Story, News

NKU held the first of two open forums Thursday in the Student Union Ballroom for faculty and staff to address concerns of the state budget, funding throughout the university and recruitment and retention rates. The forum discussed several options for how the university will move forward with the overa...

Outcomes-based funding top priority for Mearns

Outcomes-based funding top priority for Mearns

Carrie Crotzer, Editor-in-Chief
January 27
Filed under Featured Story, Kentucky News, News

 NKU President Geoffrey Mearns addressed the Student Government Association at their Monday meeting on Jan. 25, calling for them to aid in the battle against Frankfort to change the decades old funding model used to fund state universities. “What I’m talking about is that for probably about 20 years ther...

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