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 http://www.cnn.com/2015/01/27/living/ep-raymondburseksu/index.html.
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.