Thank you for your commitment to our academic programs and services! You have begun to explore the long hidden treasure that is Simmons College of Kentucky. Since its formation in 1879 by the State Convention of Colored Baptist Churches in Kentucky, Simmons has consistently provided her students with the opportunity to obtain a sound Christian-based liberal arts education at a very low price. We are the oldest Black institution of higher learning in the State.

Located just west of downtown Louisville, Kentucky, in the heart of the most underserved area of the city, Simmons strives to meet the educational needs of the total community. In addition to the four Bachelor's degree programs offered, Simmons offers two non-degree programs for those that don't meet the "typical" college student profile.

Our relatively small student body permits a more personal learning environment with close interaction between faculty, students and academic advisors. Our strengthened and enriched curriculum is designed to prepare our students with the skills, knowledge and values essential for present day ministry needs and life in general. Our top-notch faculty makes learning both intellectually stimulating and practical for living, leading, and serving. We offer an array of day, evening and Saturday courses to meet our student's busy schedules.

Simmons is currently in a spirit of renewal. Since I was appointed 13th President in January 2005, I began a series of improvements to the facility, and enhancements to the academic structure. Some of the facility improvements include an updated cafeteria, student lounge, a new bookstore, Library, and Learning Resource Center. Technology in the classrooms is being upgraded to enhance teaching. We hope to add more staff and faculty during the academic year to strengthen student support services and instruction. We also hope to establish a transferable academic credits system with the University of Louisville. Improving and maintaining the quality of instruction and the facility is an ongoing goal to which we are highly committed.

Again, thank you for your commitment to Simmons College of Kentucky. I truly hope that your experience will be exceptional as you help us to have a rendezvous with greatness!

Dr. Kevin W. Cosby