Kentucky: Council on Postsecondary Education

Council on Postsecondary Education

Press Release Date:  Friday, July 20, 2007  
Contact Information:  Sue Patrick
502-573-1555, ext. 308

(FRANKFORT, Ky.) -- The search committee to appoint an interim president for the Council on Postsecondary Education met late yesterday with Brad Cowgill but took no action following the meeting. Cowgill is the state budget director.

“The committee had a good discussion with Mr. Cowgill and we expect to reach a decision next week,” said John Turner, Council chair.

The Council terminated its search earlier this week for a permanent replacement for Tom Layzell, the current Council president who will retire Sept. 30. Turner and two other Council members, Dan Flanagan and Walter Baker, were charged by the Council to appoint an interim president.           


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.




Last Updated 7/20/2007