Kentucky State University http://wfpl.org en Noise and Notes: Kentucky State President Mary Evans Sias on Historically Black Colleges' Challenges http://wfpl.org/post/noise-and-notes-kentucky-state-president-mary-evans-sias-historically-black-colleges-challenges <p><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="http://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fapi.soundcloud.com%2Ftracks%2F78591459&amp;auto_play=false&amp;show_artwork=true&amp;color=A6AB95" width="100%"></iframe></p><p>Kentucky State University President Mary Evans Sias is warning the 127-year-old institution faces serious challenges, and will have to change to survive.</p><p>Located in the bosom of the commonwealth’s capital, K-State is a <a href="http://www.kysu.edu/about/heritage/">historically black college with a proud tradition</a> that counts the late Urban League President Whitney Young among its alumni.</p><p>As of late K-State has seen a significant drop in enrollment as it has weathered state budget cuts and the national recession.</p><p>As <a href="http://www.kentucky.com/2013/01/27/2492340/mary-evans-sias-ksu-must-change.html">Sias writes</a>:</p><blockquote><p>As we expected, in May of 2012, our graduation rate hit a low of 14 percent, down substantially from 2003. That enrollment decline resulted in a $4.8 million loss of revenue for the year.</p><p> Sun, 10 Feb 2013 03:30:00 +0000 Phillip M. Bailey 3909 at http://wfpl.org Noise and Notes: Kentucky State President Mary Evans Sias on Historically Black Colleges' Challenges