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  • 1. September 24, 2009 Dr. James R. Ramsey President 2009 Presidential Outreach Owensboro RiverPark Center
  • 2. <ul><li>Daviess County </li></ul><ul><li>Home of </li></ul><ul><li>569 Alums and 268 current students </li></ul><ul><li>Justin Marks – 2009 Big East Pitcher of the Year </li></ul><ul><li>Stewart Ijames – Cards Baseball, All American </li></ul><ul><li>Neil Holland – Cards Baseball </li></ul><ul><li>Amashi Kendall – 2007 and 2008 Kentucky State Class AAA Track Titles </li></ul><ul><li>And while we are proud of athletics, </li></ul><ul><li>We are also thankful for other great students… </li></ul>
  • 3. <ul><li>Owensboro Medical Health Systems-(OMHS) robot </li></ul><ul><li>OMHS & James Graham Brown Cancer Center clinical cancer research project </li></ul><ul><li>Baccalaureate distance learning </li></ul><ul><ul><li>on-site clinical nursing program announced </li></ul></ul><ul><li>DataSeam county </li></ul><ul><li>KY Autism Training Center </li></ul><ul><ul><li>2 providers in Owensboro </li></ul></ul>UofL and Daviess County A Great Team
  • 4. Economists like pictures and graphs Some dots and a triangle…
  • 5. <ul><li>Weather </li></ul><ul><li>Valued partner </li></ul><ul><li>A couple of high profile individuals </li></ul><ul><li>And of course </li></ul><ul><li>The economy </li></ul>Difficult/Challenging Time
  • 6. We know that nationally times have been unprecedented… GDP Declines During Postwar Recessions (peak-to-trough percent change; date is year of peak quarter)
  • 7. … and Kentucky has not been immune to those impacts Nonfarm employment in thousands p: preliminary Employment 2009 = employment 1999 Aug. 2009 1772.7(p)
  • 8. Kentucky Economy: Manufacturing – Our Bread and Butter Manufacturing employment (in thousands) p: preliminary Aug. 2009 208.2(p)
  • 9. We (Kentucky) face challenges <ul><li>Big challenges </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Employment where we were 10 years ago </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Structural challenges </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Jobs of yesterday/jobs today/jobs tomorrow </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Must develop new clusters </li></ul></ul><ul><li>So we know we have a tough road ahead of us </li></ul>
  • 10. What’s this have to do with UofL? <ul><li>Postsecondary Education Improvement Act (1997) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Public agenda </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Premier nationally recognized metropolitan university </li></ul><ul><ul><li>More educated workforce </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>More research </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Economic activity </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Commercialization </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Boyle Report (1996) and follow up community mandates </li></ul><ul><ul><li>New clusters </li></ul></ul>
  • 11. U of L to be Premier Nationally Recognized Metropolitan Research University Our Mandates 1997 Post Secondary Education Improvement Act 1996 Boyle Report 1998 – 2008 “ Challenge for Excellence” “ We met Challenge” 2020 Plan
  • 12. But despite challenges and cuts we are moving forward for a better Kentucky…
  • 13. Our Students… <ul><li>Freshman class average ACT </li></ul><ul><ul><li>2009 – 24.5 (p) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>1998 – 21.8 </li></ul></ul><ul><li>State average – 20.8 (19.4) </li></ul><ul><li>National average – 21.1 </li></ul><ul><li>24 National Merit Scholars </li></ul><ul><li>More students from outside Jefferson County than inside </li></ul><ul><ul><li>24% of students live on campus </li></ul></ul>
  • 14. <ul><li>Commitment to quality </li></ul><ul><li>Small campus experience </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Freshman English classes are limited to 22 students </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>19:1 student/faculty ratio </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Active student advising </li></ul></ul><ul><li>250 student organizations and growing </li></ul><ul><li>Our Covenant </li></ul>Why we are getting the best…
  • 15. <ul><li>1998 – 1,734 degrees awarded </li></ul><ul><li>2009 – 2,428 degrees awarded </li></ul><ul><ul><li>2020 Goal – 3,074 </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Graduation rate increased from </li></ul><ul><li>30% in 1998 to 48.2% in 2009 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>2020 Goal – 60% </li></ul></ul>Our Graduates…
  • 16. Our Research Is growing… Research Funding and NIH Funding Total grants: 1998 - $39 M 2009 - $140 M 2020 Goal - $400 M
  • 17. “ From mind to marketplace” Drug Development/Creating knowledge for a better Kentucky Note: By 2008, 130 patents were issued, a 136% increase since 1998. 1998 2008 2020 Goal Startup companies (cumulative) 1 22 34 Patents (cumulative) Applications filed 151 722 1,064 License option agreements (cumulative) 17 73 110
  • 18. Helping Kentucky... <ul><li>The Conn Center for Renewable Energy </li></ul><ul><li>Research and Environmental Stewardship </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Argonne National Laboratory </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Cancer Care/Drugs </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Eg. Gardasil </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Heart care/research </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Eg. Adult Stem Cells to regenerate heart </li></ul></ul>
  • 19. We are driving economy… New arena and other construction projects ShelbyHurst Louisville Arena Haymarket
  • 20. <ul><li>We have been and will be challenged, but we (all of us) must stay intensely focused! </li></ul><ul><li>4 keys to Kentucky’s future </li></ul><ul><li>Education </li></ul><ul><li>Education </li></ul><ul><li>Education </li></ul><ul><li>Education </li></ul>
  • 21. Education Pays 2007 Per Capita Income in All 50 States v. Adults with Bachelors Degrees or Higher Data for 2007
  • 22. Students or Inmates?
  • 23. Welcome Dr. Laman Gray Director of the University of Louisville School of Medicines Division of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery Medical Director of the Cardiovascular Innovation Institute Internationally-recognized leader in the fields of cardiac surgery and development of artificial hearts and circulatory support systems
  • 24. THANK YOU! Thank you Parents! Thank you Alumni! Thank you Friends! Let’s make education our highest priority!

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