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The state’s community and technical college system is enlisting Governor Steve Beshear in an effort to increase Kentucky’s African-American college enrollment and graduation rates.

At a news conference in the Rotunda today,  KCTCS and Beshear announced a new effort to hold college fairs at African-American churches across the Commonwealth on February 12.

KCTS Board of Regents Chairman P.G. Peeples says the effort will take on Kentucky’s low college graduation rates.

“First thing we’ll tell ya is we want to attack the dismal numbers that exist today,” Peeples said. “You heard the governor talk about only eight out of one hundred Africans-American graduates.”

Beshear proclaimed February 12 “Super Sunday” in honor of KCTCS’ outreach.