The University and its Community -
On a bluff in Kentucky’s capital city of Frankfort rests Kentucky State University (KSU), one of the nation’s 101 HBCUs (Historically Black Colleges & Universities, including public & private institutions). Understanding the history of both these communities is essential to understanding the challenges.
1. Kentucky's Frankfort and Franklin County; and,
2. Kentucky State University) provides an important
This historical framework helps assess the current town-gown connections and opportunities to strengthen that relationship.
2010 - 2020: A Decade of Major Changes
City of Frankfort, Franklin County,
& Kentucky State University
Collectively, these patterns have provided the groundwork and necessity for all community entities to work in partnership – a more carefully defined partnership toward a more stable, secure, and prosperous future. These collective experiences - issues and challenges - have undergirded community emphasis on more cooperative economic, social, and community development.