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                                                                                                 April 2, 2009

                                                                                  For Immediate Release


By Hillary C. Wright, student news writer

CAMPBELLSVILLE, Ky.—For another consecutive spring semester, Campbellsville University has achieved a record spring semester enrollment of 2,451, according to an announcement by Dr. Michael V. Carter, president.

The enrollment for spring 2008 was 2,435.

The spring semester record makes 18 semesters of consecutive record enrollments at Campbellsville University.

Carter said, “Our 18th consecutive semester of record enrollment reflects the continuing forward movement of Campbellsville University.

“The fact that students are coming from all across Kentucky, the United States and 32 other countries, confirms the excellent reputation that CU has and that we have become a university where diversity is affirmed, academic excellence is emphasized, and Christ is at the center of all that we do.

“We are very thankful for the continuing growth of Campbellsville University as we place emphasis on Christian servant leadership and academic excellence.”

Dave Walters, vice president for admissions and student services, credits retention and recruiting as the basis of this record enrollment.

“Our entire campus is intentional when it comes to retaining and recruiting students,” Walters said.

“Faculty, staff and administration all share the responsibility for being ambassadors for Campbellsville University. It’s a collaborative effort to share with prospective students and their families about all that CU has to offer. Everything we do on our campus is strategically planned and implemented with current and future students in mind.”

Walters said the interest in CU is higher than ever before. “Students from all over the country and from all over the world are visiting our campus and discovering a treasure of higher education experiences and resources,” he said.

Dr. Frank Cheatham, vice president for academic affairs, said he was “very pleased” with the record.

“The new record enrollment is a reflection of the quality of academic and spiritual life students are experiencing at Campbellsville University,” Cheatham said.

“Our outstanding faculty/staff and coaches continue to work hard to provide the best experience possible for out students. We will continue to move forward in providing programs of quality to attract and retain additional students.”

Campbellsville University is a private, comprehensive institution located in South Central Kentucky. Founded in 1906, Campbellsville University is affiliated with the Kentucky Baptist Convention and has an enrollment of 2,601 students who represent 93 Kentucky counties, 27 states and 31 foreign nations. Listed in U.S. News & World Report’s 2009 “America’s Best Colleges,” CU is ranked 22nd in “Best Baccalaureate Colleges” in the South for the second consecutive year. CU has been ranked 16 consecutive years with U.S. News & World Report. The university has also been named to America’s Best Christian Colleges®. Campbellsville University is located 82 miles southwest of Lexington, Ky., and 80 miles southeast of Louisville, Ky. Dr. Michael V. Carter is in his tenth year as president.