Here we are in the middle of another cold, snowy Kentucky winter. Of course, this means closings and delays at our colleges. I understand it’s frustrating to wait on pins and needles to learn how the day will unfold based on someone else’s decision. Fortunately, last week, we had plenty of notice of the impending snow storm and were able to make announcements much sooner. Unfortunately, that’s not usually the case.
Many times, the decision to close or delay the opening of a college comes in the wee hours of the morning, and I’m sorry it happens that way. But college presidents and others who are involved in these decisions are using the best information they have at the time from the National Weather Service and others. Let me assure you that these decisions are carefully considered and made purely with the safety of our students, faculty and staff in mind.
As you know, SNAP messages are the best way to keep up with college closings and delays. You also will find information on social media and your college website. This is a tough time of year, but we’ll all get through it together. In the meantime, here’s something to look forward to: only 53 days until spring!