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ALPS Student Joins CPE Advisory Group


August 10, 2020 — The Kentucky Council on Postsecondary Education names NKU’s Greg Wieland to its newly formed Student Advisory Group. CPE announced the inaugural 22 students to lead the advisory panel, which offers diverse perspectives on concerns and policies in higher education.

Wieland is earning his BA in Political Science and is member of NKU’s Adult Learner Programs and Services program.

Greg Wieland

Greg Wieland

The Student Advisory Group is set to begin this month and continue its work through June 2021. CPE policy leaders hope to glean insights from the group on both high-level issues and matters that may need more attention from student government or campus boards.

Members can also help out with events, public engagement and policy development at CPE.

“Students are facing the most challenging academic year in memory, and this group provides an invaluable opportunity to understand their unique needs and circumstances,” said CPE President Aaron Thompson. “We’re eager to learn from their experiences and engage on the issues that matter most to them.”

The group is comprised of students from public, two-year and four-year institutions across the state. All of them have completed at least one year of college credit, and their areas of study range from biology and physical therapy to agribusiness, communications and political science, among others.

Participants cited a broad spectrum of ideas, reflections and concerns in their applications to CPE, including college affordability, more access to mental health services, more inclusion and equity on campus, and stronger supports and resources for student success.

The group will hold its first meeting on Aug. 13 to discuss goals for the year.

Additional Members include:

  • Ethan Clark Allen, West Kentucky Community and Technical College
  • Rachel Burns, University of Louisville
  • Priyadarshini Chandrashekhar, University of Louisville
  • Cameron Davis French, University of Kentucky
  • Taylor Hoffman, Eastern Kentucky University
  • Molly Logsdon, Murray State University
  • Te'Asia Martin, University of Kentucky
  • Eyouel Mekonnen, Eastern Kentucky University
  • Scott Nelson, Western Kentucky University
  • Aaron Anthony Nethery, Murray State University
  • Nadia Pacheco, West Kentucky Community and Technical College
  • Jason Brent Parsons II, Morehead State University
  • Mallory B. Quisenberry, University of Kentucky
  • Trevor Daniel Schooley, Somerset Community College
  • Mahogany M. Shelton, Kentucky State University
  • Walter Steely, Murray State University
  • Abigail Nicole Stewart, Jefferson Community and Technical College
  • Afi Henriette Tagnedji, University of Louisville
  • Michaela Taylor, University of Kentucky
  • Clay Wallace, Morehead State University
  • Noah Young, University of Louisville

To learn more on CPE's Strategic Advisory Group, visit its webstite

About NKU: Founded in 1968, we are a growing metropolitan university of more than 15,000 students served by more than 2,000 faculty and staff on a thriving suburban campus near Cincinnati. Located in the quiet suburb of Highland Heights, Kentucky—just seven miles southeast of Cincinnati—we have become a leader in Greater Cincinnati and Kentucky by providing a private school education for a fraction of the cost. While we are one of the fastest growing universities in Kentucky, our professors still know our students' names. For more information, visit