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Image 9 of Kentucky Alumnus, vol. 63, no. 4, 1993

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. l h A 1 fi. 1 xiii r zi me 1 M14vA”m"—w_7`*`i"?"%_`“ “*”‘“eA`" or ~ Yi; r zi »_ ; , ,, BY VIKKI FRANKLIN 1 -1 , ; _ #1 1 21 ==~ . . — · ‘ e Qi fi e, ‘ , . t # — 1 . I1 V. . V .V V Vw * M V V {V, jrlyf ·_l V_ ~ V V E , g » VV;-¤%_f Q =:% V. _VVV VV , VV c V·,’}·i V '1 lll r “‘ . VVV\ f 1 i ' {,1* ments of former students possible and · a" Y l" f1“;’ C . , t·=` 1 is presented each year to a teaching · le , iii v V iihp A _; * rg i' - _ “’” §¢ Y Q ` VV . _ 11 1 professor exhibiting excellence in SCI`- A ·1r ff- 1 if ._,p$ , * { fi? C iw VV ,` V _ppp vice and commitment to students. E 1 · VV; H ` I _V ‘ “The awards demonstrate the value V ie . 1., ri ;V if V ° _V* ¤»fi-»....- “ _` __ {T , , of higher education and the collegiate W- u é il]? J ti V!···"··*···'Z'.·... {Ty Vi gi "f[,Q‘*_j’,\];¤&"‘ 1 experience," Bell said. 1 3 ’ 1 ,11 is Jil), -. iii, I -7 A m—:;” 1 1 A 11 rr- Q? 1 F ‘ ~ V __Eg _ . " if. 1 • our-morno Focus · r" ly 1 -1* = V ”V V AV i" 1 Over the years, much progress has ·‘ 1 SI- » 11, V— @4 V. g~~y been made in meeting those three oiigi- . _· _V VV ‘ ·· .. Y1 it 1 nal goals of the Advocates. Formula r O- ’ Z V _ » 1 _ _ funding of higher education increased rt, 1 Vg; I `"jw ` .· ` initially, reaching 88.3 percent in the _ al `V V , ` 1987-88 school year. It now is declining, 1. a 2, TV M .¥ ii r = ¥g»». __ V 1 at least in part because of enrollment n- 1 V1 7 ` “ t ` · V 1 increases statewide and the increase of ° 1 _ ` "ii`Ii·`?(ii§i V ° financial support of higher education in ;. g .° " 1 A 1 other states. Several Centers of Excel- r V1 1 V. ,1 ,[ 1 1 lence and endowed chairs were estab- . 1 1 · ge—V X 1 lished. In 1991-92, Kentucky ranked cd 1 _ yV_(i` E { A ` 1 43rd in the nation in education appro- V· ug 1 " J- V ·- \ 1 priation per fi1ll—time equivalent student. ·- K V ` ` When the General Assembly passed yy Y . the landmark Kentucky Education ' Df V1 _ b f ii- ` V 1 Reform Act in 1990, many felt higher V V ;n 1 V ` ,; “ education might be overlooked in the 1 1V at 1 e 11 A O 1 state’s concern for improving primary —s_ V V , and secondary education. _, 1 a ’ 1,1 I Y 1 In response to that concern, the qt . . V l 1 Advocates f`or Higher Education is ;`1 p- A -· · " ·—-~· refocusing its efforts, concentrating on { V d_ `. . ,5 garnering grassroots support for high- V · 16 ,>—<* ‘ ‘ 1 er education and on using already- V ]_ 1, > V established means of disseminating . Vd Q ` Qr - V information to the public about the » A S V importance of higher education in V 1 n_ 5 ` » ·‘ V 1 education reform in Kentucky. . u_ 1 tr 1 1 Dan Lacy, vice president, corporate r 1 is 1 A V V communications with Ashland Oil, lnc., 1 ,6 1 ·¤ 1 took over the helm of the Advocates in - ' gf V 1 September 1992. Lacy sees the group le { A r V G A 1},;:; . changing as a result of the state's bud- V €_ 1 V _ 7 V._‘ 1 get constraints. The focus ofthe organi- . g Q I 5. iid r A Ktcuurrky Alumnus 7 IF g F