University announced Dr. Carol Christian has been named the first director of
the Craft Academy for Excellence in Science and Mathematics.
“We are delighted that
Dr. Carol Christian has accepted our invitation to join the Craft Academy as
the first director,” said Dr. Wayne D. Andrews, MSU president. “Dr. Christian has
had a long and distinguished career in public education. She brings a
tremendous amount of skill and knowledge into her new role.”
Dr. Christian will start
her new role on July 1.
“I am honored and excited to serve
as the first director of the Craft Academy.” said Dr. Christian. “This is a
wonderful opportunity for Morehead State University in meeting the needs of
some of our best and brightest in Kentucky.”
She has been with MSU
since 2011 as an assistant professor and director of P-16 program. Prior to
that, Dr. Christian was district achievement gap coordinator for Kentucky’s
Department of Education.
She holds a doctorate in
educational leadership from the University of Louisville as well as graduate
and undergraduate degrees from Eastern Kentucky University.
The Craft Academy for
Excellence in Science and Mathematics is scheduled to open August 2015.
Students will live on campus in a newly renovated residence hall designed for
high school aged students.
State lawmakers budgeted
$2.3 million to establish the academy. Alliance Resource Partners CEO Joe Craft
has pledged $4 million during the next several years in support of the Academy.
This is the single largest cash gift in the history of MSU.
The Craft Academy for
Excellence in Science and Mathematics will meet the unique educational needs of
academically gifted and talented high school juniors and seniors in the
Commonwealth. A college-level curriculum will allow students to finish high
school while also completing up to two years of university coursework. It will
offer a residential college experience and environment that promotes excellence,
innovation and creativity while developing the full potential of the state’s
brightest minds and most promising future leaders.
At the end of the two
years, students will have earned as much as 60 credit hours, finished high
school and have the opportunity to further their education at MSU or transfer
to any other college/university in Kentucky or elsewhere. The Craft Academy for
Excellence in Science and Mathematics graduates will be able to participate in
their home high school graduation.
Information about the
Craft Academy can be found at www.moreheadstate.edu/craft-academy/.
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