2015 Fall Kickoff

Student Success: Students Come First!
August 7, 2015 | 8:30 a.m. - 3:20 p.m.

Newtown Campus, 500 Newtown Pike, Lexington, KY

Student success depends on the work of every faculty and staff member, and that s why every faculty and staff member is encouraged to think about how you improve learning, success, and/or student persistence! This year s Kickoff will offer sessions to broaden perspectives, increase knowledge, improve performance, and engage students.

Terry O'Banion PhotoKeynote Speaker

Terry O Banion
President Emeritus and Senior League Fellow, League for Innovation in the Community College & Chair of the Graduate Faculty, National American University

2015 Program Online

Registration and Lunch

Please register for lunch and your preferred sessions by clicking the link below. If space allows, you may choose to attend another session the day of the event, but pre-registering will assist with distributing attendance more evenly among the sessions and avoiding overcrowding.

  • RSVP Note: Lunch will be available for those who RSVP by midnight on August 2nd.
  • Seating for Lunch: 1st and 2nd floor student lounges, open classrooms, patio, and gazebos


Brief Agenda

Time Activity Location
8:30 - 9:00 a.m.
Registration, Networking & Coffee
Megowan Gymnasium
9:00 - 10:45 a.m.
Keynote Presentation
Reflection and Wrap Up
Megowan Gymnasium
10:45 - 11:00 a.m.
BREAK Transition to Classroom Building
11:00 a.m. - Noon
Concurrent Session 1
Classroom Building
Noon - 1:10 p.m.
LUNCH Classroom Building (2nd Floor)
1:10 - 2:10 p.m.
Concurrent Session 2 Classroom Building
2:20 - 3:20 p.m.
Concurrent Session 3 Classroom Building
3:30 - 4:30 p.m.
Division Meetings
Contact Your AD
3:30 - 4:30 p.m.
Staff Council Meeting


Beginning at 10:45 a.m., vans will be available outside the Megowan Building to provide transportation for those who need assistance getting from the Megowan Building to the Classroom Building.


Dress for the day is casual.

Community Service Opportunity

This year, we will be sponsoring a collection for the American Cancer Society Hope Lodge. This group provides housing to patients and their families when they travel to a city to receive medical treatment. The Lexington location is located off Cooper Dr. behind the Ronald McDonald House.

We encourage you to support this group by bringing the following donations to the Newtown Conference Room (CB123) the day of the Kickoff:

Grocery Gift Cards of $20 or $25 increments (i.e. Walmart or Kroger) Coffee Supplies (i.e. Coffee, creamer, sugar, sweetener no filters needed at this time) Laundry Detergent & Dryer Sheets
Gas Cards of $20 or $25 increments Dishwashing Supplies (i.e. Dish soap, dishwashing detergent, rags, hand towels) Cleaning Supplies (i.e. pledge, Windex, Lysol/Clorox wipes, etc )
Office Supplies (i.e. Computer, paper, pens, folders, stamps, paperclips, etc ) Kitchen Supplies (i.e. zip lock bags, plastic storage containers, aluminum foil, etc ) Dry Food Staples (i.e. canned goods, breakfast foods such as cereal or pop-tarts, popcorn, etc )
Paper Products (i.e. only need napkins and tissues) Special Needs Include: Ice Pitchers, Toasters, Pots, Pans, Cooking Utensils, Utensils, Puzzles, Books, Etc