Council on Postsecondary Education
COUNCIL ON POSTSECONDARY EDUCATION ELECTS NEW LEADERS
(FRANKFORT, Ky.) -- The Council on Postsecondary Education elected John S. Turner as Council chair and Dan E. Flanagan as Council vice chair at a meeting in Frankfort earlier this week. Turner, who has served as vice chair since 2005, will serve a one-year term beginning Feb. 1 and will replace outgoing member Ron Greenberg, who has served as chair since Jan. 2005 and as a member of the Council since 1996. Flanagan's term as vice chair is also for one year.
Turner is president and chief executive officer of Angell Demmel North America in Lebanon. He previously served as vice president of business development of Montebello Packaging in Lebanon and as general manager of Portland Forge in Lebanon and Teledyne Packaging in Carrollton. He currently serves on the board of Farmers National Bank in Lebanon and the Lebanon/Marion County Industrial Foundation. He has been a member of the Kentucky Chamber of Commerce, the Kentucky Advocates for Higher Education and the Board of Trustees for St. Catherine College. He holds a bachelor's degree from Seton Hall University. Turner was appointed to the Council in 2004 and will continue to serve until Dec. 31, 2009.
Flanagan, of Campbellsville, operates a large farming business and is a retired pastor. He has served in several positions in state government including deputy commissioner of the Kentucky Department of Agriculture. He held various positions at Campbellsville University for a number of years. He holds degrees from the University of Louisville Kent School of Social Work, the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary and Campbellsville University. Flanagan was appointed to the Council in 2005 and will continue to serve until Dec. 31, 2010.
Kentucky’s postsecondary and adult education system is improving the economic vitality of the Commonwealth and the lives of Kentuckians. By raising educational attainment to the national average by 2020, Kentucky will attract higher wage and knowledge-based business and industry and the overall quality of life for Kentuckians will improve with higher incomes and levels of employment, better health, less obesity, more volunteerism, and lower crime and public assistance rates.