Pikeville College looking for new prosperity - WDRB 41 Louisville News

Pikeville College looking for new prosperity

Pikeville College seems better off compared with a year ago when the liberal arts school was facing sagging undergraduate enrollment and a battered endowment.

The college's medical school dean died suddenly in 2007, and earlier this year, President Michael Looney bolted after seven months on the job. But things are looking better for the four-year school nestled in the mountains of eastern Kentucky.

Now, under new president Paul Patton, the school is looking to bolster enrollment and expand its graduate school options. The former governor is also looking to increase donations, starting last month with the announcement of a $4.5 million fundraising drive for its osteopathic medicine program.

To meet its goals, Patton says, the school is marketing "a real college experience."

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