Kentucky State University President Featured On CNN

Last Updated on February 8, 2015

CNN recently aired a story about Kentucky State University President Raymond M. Burse.
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CNN recently aired a story about Kentucky State University President Raymond M. Burse whose story about giving $90,000 of his salary to help the university’s lowest-paid workers went viral over the summer.

“I don’t mind giving up some of what I have been able to obtain through life in order to be a small help to them in their own lives,” Burse told CNN.

It was also noted in the story that Burse did not stop after voluntarily taking a pay cut. He later surprised KSU football player Deshon Floyd, who graduated in December 2014, with the remaining $2,000 he needed for an internship in New Zealand. And, in December, Burse offered high school shooting victim Javaugntay Burroughs of Louisville a full scholarship. Read the story and watch the video clip at

About Kentucky State University

Kentucky State University (KSU) was chartered in May 1886 as a land grant institution. Located in Frankfort, Kentucky – the state capitol – KSU offers  associate (two-year) degrees in three disciplines, baccalaureate (four-year) degrees in 24 disciplines, and master’s degrees in five disciplines.

The university’s 882-acre campus includes a 204-acre agricultural research farm and a 306-acre environmental education center. KSU has more than 150 full-time instructional faculty members and about 2,500 students. The university’s student-faculty ratio is the lowest among public institutions of higher learning in Kentucky. During a typical academic year, the university’s student and faculty composition indicates a substantial racial balance.

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