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June 19, 2009

For Immediate Release


By Linda Waggener, CU feature writer

CAMPBELLSVILLE, Ky. –Dr. Michael V. Carter, president of Campbellsville University, gave an update to members of the Lebanon-Marion County Chamber of Commerce at their recent meeting.

Dr. Michael V. Carter, president of Campbellsville University, introduced Paul Hilpp, right, a CU student from Marion County, to members of the Lebanon-Marion County Chamber of Commerce. (CU Photo by Linda Waggener)

“Campbellsville University is a private institution with a public purpose,” Carter said. “While we are distinctly Christian, we really resemble a regional public university with all the varied programs and degree options we offer.”

CU currently offers 43 programs of study at the undergraduate level, 15 master’s programs and four post-graduate areas. Additional programs are being planned.

He said that CU considers Lebanon-Marion County as close friends and good neighbors, “with connections like our student Paul Hilpp and his family who are with us today.” Carter noted other close contacts between CU and Lebanon-Marion County.

Carter said, “While we’re not the least expensive school, nor the most expensive, nationally CU is extremely reasonable. A dollar goes farther at Campbellsville University.” He pointed out that CU students from Marion County received over a million dollars in financial aid during the 2008-2009 year.

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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.