Kentucky State University interim President Raymond M. Burse, who has recently received much attention regarding his decision to give a portion of his salary to the university’s lowest-paid employees, will appear live on CBS This Morning on Friday, Aug. 8, which airs at 8 a.m.
Burse has said he, the KSU Board of Regents and the institution simply did what needed to be done in order to ensure individuals who work hard (sometimes in 90-plus degree weather) are able to support their families.
Kentucky State University prides itself on its designation by the city’s mayor as “Frankfort’s University” and is a historically black, liberal arts and 1890 Land Grant institution, one of the two land-grant universities in the state.
The story about Burse allowing his salary to be cut from $349,869 to $259,745 in order to increase the paychecks of 24 employees to $10.25 an hour has appeared in newspapers and on television stations close to home, including the Frankfort State Journal; Lexington Herald- Leader; LEX18 and WPSD (NBC); and WKYT (CBS) in Kentucky as well as television stations in Wisconsin, Alabama, Colorado, California, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Mississippi, Florida and Washington D.C. The story was also featured in other media outlets across the country, including Time.com, The Washington Post and MSNBC.
KSU offers a variety of degree options, including a brand new Interdisciplinary Behavioral Science Master’s Program, which started accepting applications this week. Classes for this program, which will take a multidisciplinary approach to the area of forensic psychology by providing students with background in theoretical perspectives from psychology, sociology, criminology, basic and applied research methods and statistical techniques, will begin this fall.
KSU will also offer a new Doctor of Nursing Practice program. The three-year online program will prepare students who are already registered nurses for becoming adult gerontology primary-care nurse practitioners.
The DNP program will be the first doctoral program offered by KSU after it received approval in 2013 to move from a Level III to Level V degree-granting institution by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools
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