MSU supports rejection of UPike's state integration
Morehead State Universityâ€™s Board of Regents unanimously voted Friday to adopt a resolution for the Kentucky General Assembly to reject House Bill 260 during the 2012 regular session. The bill would convert the University of Pikeville to a state school from a private institution.
The 11-member board voted during a special meeting held at the Adron Doran University Center. â€œAfter reviewing House Bill 260, MSU officials said they already have very limited resources and have had cuts to the budget time-after-time and the Governor has proposed more cuts--which is about $6.5 million,â€ said John Merchant, Regents chair.
The university has made its case public, contending that another school in the public system would place an insurmountable strain on the already stretched funds.