5 Locally – KY Employment Collapse (Nonfarm employment in thousands) Oct. 2000 1,833.6 Mar 2009 1,798.5 (p.) Jun. 2007 1,870.8 p: preliminary Jun. 2003 1,777.6 Note: Kentucky employment today is the same as a decade ago
Locally – KY Employment Collapse Employment Losses Cuts/Cuts/Cuts 9 for 9
But, we all face challenges It is how we face those challenges that determines our future.
Freshman class average ACT – 24.4 State avg. – 20.8 National avg. – 21.2 Freshman Retention rate – 77.8% U of L Freshman Class
U of L Graduates First time more students from outside Jefferson County than inside… 2,478 degrees awarded on May 9 th Graduation rates are up to 45.7% 7 Fulbright Scholars in 2009
Building a residential campus The ProvinceReynolds Lofts 25% living on campus Goal of 32% by 2020 $11 million investment in food and dining facilities
Making Kentucky a better place Research Funding and NIH Funding Total grants for 2009 - $102 M
Making Kentucky a better place Research American Heart Association names Dr. Roberto Bolli as 2008 distinguished scientist Dataseam
Investing in quality at U of L The Conn Center for Renewable Energy Research and Environmental Stewardship
Investing in quality at U of L Foundation and Alumni Gifts Record Breaking Fundraising!
Investing in quality at U of L Alumni giving fiscal year goal increase 17%
Making Louisville a better place to live Arts and Cultural Partnership Initiative Belknap Campus Concerts, Theatre Performances and Lectures throughout the year
Making Louisville a better place to live Louisville Scholar House
Economic Development for the Community New arena and other construction projects Shelby-Hurst Outpatient Center Louisville Arena
Economic Development for the Community – Tax Increment Financing District (TIF) Health Science Campus and Life Sciences Center
Women’s Sports Basketball – Big East Runner up Big East Tourney Runner Up NCAA #3 seed Final Four! National Runner Ups! #2 in nation Track – D’Anna McCarty NCAA Champ! Softball – Top 25 Golf – Top 15 Track – Big East Champions! Men’s Sports Basketball – Big East Champs Big East Tourney Champs NCAA overall #1 seed #1 in Nation Final Poll Elite Eight #5 in Nation Golf – Top 25 Tennis – Top 25 Track – Big East runner up And finally! How ‘bout those Cards!