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Governor Andy Beshear Visits NKU

June 26, 2023 - Kentucky Governor Andy Beshear visited Northern Kentucky University’s campus on Monday, June 26, to tour the annual Governor’s School for Entrepreneurs (GSE). 

Gov. Beshear talked with GSE participants, discussing their business model and pitches, while also sharing his vision for business and entrepreneurship in Kentucky. After visiting with all 200+ students, the governor then gave brief remarks to all the students as a group in the atrium of the Health Innovation Center. 

“Kentucky is securing the jobs of the future and I know we’ll be able to fill them with the best and the brightest, thanks to students like those I met at the Governor’s School for Entrepreneurs,” Gov. Beshear said on social media after the visit. “These young leaders are smart, passionate and inspiring, and I can’t wait to see what they accomplish.” 

This is the governor’s second visit to NKU’s campus in 2023. Beshear and his wife Britainy visited Truist Arena for the Norse homecoming basketball game in January. 

GSE brings students from across Kentucky, immerses them in a creative space and equips them with the tools needed to unleash their innate entrepreneurial spirits for the betterment of the Commonwealth. During the program, teams of high school students develop a business model, design a prototype and pitch their startup to a large audience and a panel of judges. This is the largest class ever of GSE participants.

About NKU: Founded in 1968, NKU is an entrepreneurial state university of over 16,000 students served by more than 2,000 faculty and staff on a thriving suburban campus nestled between Highland Heights, Kentucky and bustling downtown Cincinnati. We are a regionally engaged university committed to empowering our students to have fulfilling careers and meaningful lives. While we are one of the fastest-growing universities in Kentucky, our professors still know our students' names. For more information, visit