Key Republican lawmakers offered a critical assessment of Kentucky State University but acknowledged its historic role in higher education as they grapple with requests from the turmoil-ridden campus for help in shoring up the school's precarious finances.
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The council’s report revealed years of mismanagement under former President Christopher Brown including overspending and lack of attention to the school's budget.
Data from the National Center for Education Statistics shows higher education teachers are overwhelmingly white.
The report also recommended that the institution receive $23 million in special appropriations from the state budget to cover current budget shortfalls.
Louisville and Frankfort are home to the only two historically black colleges or universities in the Commonwealth: Simmons College of Kentucky and Kentucky State University.
The program helps farmers improve their farming operations, market their products or further their farming knowledge through educational training.
Thursday, the committee heard arguments for and against reparations.
Kentucky State University is taking corrective actions to stabilize the school's finances after the resignation of its president last month.
Testing and vaccines are available on campus on Aug. 9.
President Christopher Brown resigned Tuesday amidst allegations of financial and other misconduct.