Kentucky State University (KSU) Interim President Dr. Aaron Thompson was the keynote speaker at the HBCU Leadership Summit on February 16-17, at the Le Meridien in Charlotte, North Carolina. The two-day event was geared toward academic executives at Historically Black Colleges and Universities across the country and was sponsored by Diverse Issues in Higher Education, Pearson Education, and host school KSU.

Dr. Thompson’s presentation, “Racing Toward Our Brightest Future” included detailed information about KSU’s impressive history and its innovative, exciting future.

He also discussed the University’s partnership with Pearson, utilizing their digital direct access model. This partnership has enabled KSU to provide a scholarship to students that makes all of their textbooks free.

Interim Provost Dr. Candice Love Jackson and Assistant Provost Dr. Erin Wheeler also attended the leadership summit.