Student retention rates and recruitment were the main focus of WKU President Timothy Caboni’s speech at the WKU Fall Convocation. In his speech, Caboni said if the early numbers hold, WKU will see its highest retention rates since 2009.
The name change of the School of Journalism and Broadcasting to the School of Media was approved in a unanimous vote today at the Board of Regents meeting in Jody Richards Hall.
Risk management and online learning were the main topics of discussion at WKU’s annual retreat for its board of regents, which took place in the Augenstein Alumni Center.
WKU’s Board of Regents approved a $387.8 million operating budget for the coming year on Friday, one that will require the university’s academic colleges to trim spending by $3.4 million and support units to cut $5.2 million.
The Board of Regents will have a special meeting at 9 a.m. Friday to consider WKU’s $387.8 million budget for the 2019-20 fiscal year that relies on more than $13.2 million in money left over from the current budget year to balance.
WKU’s University Senate voted to change parts of WKU’s policy on consensual faculty and student relationships during a meeting last Thursday.