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First female chair of NKU’s Board of Regents recently died

First female chair of NKU’s Board of Regents recently died

Rachel Smith, News Editor

September 25, 2020

Alice Sparks, first woman to chair NKU’s Board of Regents and first female chair of a Kentucky public university, has recently died, administrators announced in a campus-wide email today.  “Her mark on NKU is extensive, and she truly helped shape our university into the institution we are toda...

Board of Regents announce new elected officials

Andrá Ward has been elected chairman of NKU's Board of Regents. Ward will serve a one-year term in the position.

Rachel Smith, News Editor

September 15, 2020

Three members of the Board of Regents were elected into new positions, including the chairman of the board, during their Sept. 9 meeting, according to a recent news release by the NKU administration.  The 11-member board unanimously elected Andrá Ward as chairman, Normand Desmarais as vice chairman an...

Board of Regents swear in new regent, discuss COVID-19’s impact on enrollment, budget

Another benefit of the plant selection in the gardens is that they are designed to be colorful throughout the year—keeping the campus aesthetically pleasing during every season.

Noelle Horn, News Editor

September 9, 2020

The Board of Regents’ September meeting began with the swearing in of a new regent, Ken Perry. Perry was appointed by Governor Andy Beshear for a six-year term and replaced Terry Mann, whose term expired. Perry is managing director and chairman of Ken Perry Realty, Inc. which he founded after serving ...

Board of regents discuss tuition freeze, new majors, research misconduct

Regents Chair Lee Scheben and President Dr. Ashish Vaidya at a Board of Regents meeting Nov. 14, 2018.

Josh Kelly, Managing Editor

May 14, 2020

During its May meeting, the Board of Regents discussed a research misconduct proposal from the Faculty Senate along with announcements of tuition freezes, new majors and programs and a new residence hall to begin construction. Associate Professor of Chemistry John Farrar, Professor in Chase College of Law ...

Housing, commencement, worker pay decisions discussed at Board of Regents

corona feature

Rachel Smith, Assistant News Editor

March 18, 2020

COVID-19 updates at NKU, such as university housing, pension developments and faculty and student employment were discussed today at today’s digital Board of Regents meeting. COVID-19 Updates “The campus will remain open, albeit partially, and will continue with the essential university operati...

Board of Regents discuss Woodcrest closure, warning by state accreditation

The James C. and Rachel M. Votruba Student Union.

Rachel Smith, Assistant News Editor

January 16, 2020

NKU’s Board of Regents (BoR) had its first meeting of the semester on Jan. 15. BoR discussed curriculum changes, Woodcrest Apartments closure and updates on NKU’s accreditation. NKU placed under warning by state accreditation  NKU has been placed under warning for the failure of two components by ...

SGA reappoints committee chairs, amendment changes

Chief Justice Noah Cullen goes over amendment changes to the SGA constitution.

Noelle Horn, Asst. News Editor

November 19, 2019

At Monday’s SGA meeting, two committee chairs were reappointed and Chief Justice Noah Cullen went over amendments to the constitution.

Board of Regents discuss renovation plans across campus

Andra' R. Ward, vice chair and NKU President Ashish Vaidya.

Noelle Horn, Assistant News Editor

November 14, 2019

Renovations needed to multiple buildings on campus Mary Paula Schuh, director of planning, design and construction, and Mike Hales, interim vice president for administration and finance and chief financial officer, spoke about recommendations for the capital budget—the allocated budget for main...

Board of Regents announces new residence hall and new pizzeria

The Board of Regents meeting on September 11th.

Noelle Horn, Assistant News Editor

September 12, 2019

On Sept. 11, NKU’s Board of Regents met for their first meeting of the semester. Enrollment and retention rates, plans for a new dorm and a new pizza restaurant coming to the Student Union were some of the topics discussed.

Pensions: Bills could freeze NKU’s payment or help school leave system

The James C. and Rachel M. Votruba Student Union.

Josh Goad, Assistant News Editor

March 25, 2019

Another spring, another pension crisis. Universities across the commonwealth could soon feel the strain of Kentucky’s underfunded state retirement system through sweeping budget cuts. But as the legislative session draws to a close, two new bills are aimed at solving the pension quandary. One...

Enrollment is up, online classes boost new numbers

The James C. and Rachel M. Votruba Student Union.

Josh Goad, Assistant News Editor

January 17, 2019

On Jan. 16, NKU’s Board of Regents gathered for their first meeting of 2019. After a fall semester that fell short of enrollment expectations, President Ashish Vaidya was pleased to announce some changes that came with the new year. Enrollment trending up for start of spring semester As of the fi...

Board of Regents combat enrollment dip, form student success team

NKU's Student Union

Josh Goad, Assistant News Editor

September 15, 2018

Enrollment is down by an estimated 4 percent this semester and that has affected our spending for the same period. President Ashish Vaidya believes by recruiting and retaining 540 students NKU can make up for this.

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