University of Pikeville to start optometry college
PIKEVILLE, Ky. (AP) - The University of Pikeville plans to open a college of
optometry, the first in Kentucky,
starting with 60 students in 2016.
The Lexington Herald-Leader (http://bit.ly/1puYliz
) said Gov. Steve Beshear attended an announcement of the plan Wednesday in
Pikeville. Beshear said the project will receive a $1.5 million grant from the
Appalachian Regional Commission.
University President James Hurley said the university will build a new
facility for the college. He says a feasibility student has been completed, and
a search is underway for a dean.
The private university was founded in 1889 and has 1,282 undergraduate
students and 467 graduate students. The university offers graduate programs in
osteopathic medicine, business administration and sports management.
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