As president of Kentucky State University, I would like to welcome you to our university’s website for reaffirmation of accreditation. This website is intended to give you a glimpse into who we are and what we are doing to educate our students for future success and lifelong learning. Kentucky State University is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award associate, baccalaureate, and master’s degrees. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of Kentucky State University.
Founded in 1886, Kentucky State University is a historically black college and university (HBCU), an 1890 land grant institution and a liberal arts school. These three elements come together to make us unique but fully capable of providing access to opportunity for our students. By hiring the best quality faculty and staff, we are able to educate not only the very best qualified students but also those who come to us needing additional attention and instruction. That is a part of our historic mission. Providing that access to opportunity is our legacy and it will always remain a part of our mission.
We recognize that we are educating students who will be our future leaders for much of the 21st century. In a world that is becoming more closely connected globally by the day, our students must be exposed to different cultural and political perspectives. As a 21st century university we are called upon to graduate students who can think critically, who are logical in their approach , who can integrate knowledge and who can effectively use technology to help them compete in a global economy.
We hope that you see that the way we educate our students reflects our commitment to ensuring that our students are able to keep pace in a fast pace world. You should see examples of how we challenge our students and ourselves and help them to define what success is for them. We would have done our job if we have built a foundation for our students’ success at Kentucky State University and beyond and if we have prepared them to meet the future with confidence.
Thank you for taking the time to visit our website and learn a little about who we are and how we educate our students for the future.
Mary Evans SiasPresident