paul patton en Patton Recalls Higher Education Reforms <p><span class="article-content"><span>Pikeville College President Paul Patton served two terms as Kentucky&#39;s governor, but his first-term accomplishments likely will be his legacy.&nbsp; And the reason is higher education reform.&nbsp; In 1997, two years into his first term, Patton convinced lawmakers to approve a comprehensive package of&nbsp;post-secondary education reforms. The most controversial prong required the University of Kentucky to relinquish control of the state&#39;s community and technical colleges. Fri, 24 Jun 2011 01:09:54 +0000 Tony McVeigh, Kentucky Public Radio 7276 at Patton Recalls Higher Education Reforms Name Change at Pikeville College <p>Pikeville College has changed its name. It will soon be the University of Pikeville. University President Paul Patton says it&rsquo;s a name the eastern Kentucky school earned many years ago.</p><p><em>&ldquo;Well, the definition of a university is a college that also offers graduate programs, which we do and have for many years.&nbsp; And, the name should try to indicate to people the kind of institution that you are,&rdquo; said Patton.</em></p><p>Besides hosting a school of osteopathic medicine, Patton says the university will soon offer a master of business administration.</p> Mon, 09 May 2011 05:00:59 +0000 Charles Compton, WEKU 3113 at Name Change at Pikeville College