FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 8, 2018
Kansas Board of Regents announces Get AHEAD initiative
(Topeka, Kan.) - The Kansas Board of Regents has launched the Get AHEAD (Adult Higher Education Accessible Degrees) initiative to encourage and assist the 300,000 Kansas adults who have some college credit, but did not graduate, earn a degree.
The Get AHEAD initiative features seven of the 90 online bachelor’s degree programs currently offered by Kansas public universities, a reverse transfer option for students who attended a community or technical college and who are eligible to receive an associate degree, credit for prior learning and military training, and information about sources of financial aid.
Kansans who have earned some college credit, but did not obtain a degree, should visit getaheadkansas.org to learn more about the options available to them.
Representatives from universities, community colleges, technical colleges, workforce centers, chambers of commerce, media outlets, public libraries, and other organizations have collaborated on the development and implementation of a communication plan to help Kansas adults discover that it is never too late to earn a degree. Support for the Get AHEAD initiative has been provided by a $50,000 technical assistance grant from the Lumina Foundation Strategy Labs.
About the Kansas Board of Regents:
The nine-member Kansas Board of Regents is the governing board of the state’s six universities and the statewide coordinating board for the state’s 32 public higher education institutions (six state universities, one municipal university, nineteen community colleges, and six technical colleges). In addition, the Board administers the state’s student financial aid, adult education, high school equivalency, and career and technical education programs. Private proprietary schools and out-of-state institutions are authorized by the Kansas Board of Regents to operate in Kansas.