U.S. Rep. Harold “Hal” Rogers announced today that the new University Center of Southern Kentucky will open with the fall semester of 2019 on the campus of Somerset Community College (SCC). Rogers launched the initiative with Dr. Jay Box, President of the Kentucky Community and Technical College System; Dr. Carey Castle, President and CEO of Somerset Community College; and local community leaders in the Lake Cumberland region. The University Center of Southern Kentucky, described by Congressman Rogers as a “multi-versity” for student success, will provide several pathways and delivery methods for students to earn a four-year degree from partnering universities in Kentucky on the campus of Somerset Community College. After completing a two-year degree at SCC, students will be able to choose from the partnering university of their choice and have access to student support services to complete a four-year bachelor’s degree at the Somerset campus. Partnering universities and baccalaureate programs will be announced in the near future.