During their five-week stay at Centre College, students in the Kentucky Governor’s Scholars Program (GSP) had the opportunity to hear from thought-leaders from throughout the Commonwealth, including higher education advocates like Dr. Aaron Thompson, president of the Kentucky Council on Postsecondary Education.
Thompson is a nationally recognized leader whose primary focus remains on policies, student success-rates and organizational leadership. He has held more than 800 workshops, seminars and lectures advocating for strategies to combat issues regarding the education system within both the state of Kentucky and the nation at-large. One of the main priorities throughout Thompson’s career has been to ensure that all students have the same opportunities toward success, no matter age, race or income.
During his recent visit with GSP scholars at Centre, Thompson shared his educational journey and discussed his four pillars of student success: self, family, institution and community. He also stressed the importance of leadership and how the scholars can apply what they are learning from GSP throughout their academic and career pursuits.
Three-hundred and forty-three rising high school seniors from across the Commonwealth attended GSP on Centre’s campus for five weeks throughout the summer of 2019, marking the 30th year the College has hosted the program. GSP will return to Centre in the summer of 2020.
by Centre College News
July 26, 2019
Photos courtesy of the Kentucky Council on Postsecondary Education