Kentucky: Council on Postsecondary Education

Council on Postsecondary Education

Press Release Date:  Monday, August 27, 2007  
Contact Information:  Sue Patrick
Phone: 502-573-1555 ext. 308
Cell: 502-330-6596

            Reecie Stagnolia, associate vice president of Kentucky Adult Education, has been elected to a two-year term on the Executive Committees of the National Adult Education Professional Development Consortium (NAEPDC) and the National Council of State Directors of Adult Education (NCSDAE). As a member of these executive committees, Stagnolia will provide input to shape national adult education initiatives.

            Stagnolia has worked in adult education in Kentucky for more than 20 years, serving in his most recent role since 2003.  He has also served on the NAEPDC Policy Committee since 2002.

            Kentucky Adult Education is a unit of the Council on Postsecondary Education.

            Council President Tom Layzell said, “We’re delighted that Reecie has been tapped to help shape national initiatives. His expertise will continue to be a tremendous asset.”

            “I am honored to continue my work with these national organizations,” said Stagnolia. “Our adult educators are a key resource to raise the educational attainment of adults in Kentucky and across the nation. We must ensure they have the tools they need to do this important work.”

          The NAEPDC provides professional development, policy analysis and dissemination of information related to adult education at the national level. NAEPDC works with the U.S. Department of Education, the National Institute for Literacy, the National Center for the Study of Adult Learning and Literacy, the National Center for Adult Literacy, the National Coalition for Literacy and other national adult education organizations in planning for programs and activities to support adult learning initiatives.

            The NCSDAE attends to federal legislative needs and concerns, works with other adult education organizations and maintains a nationwide communication network regarding national policy and legislative issues.

            For more information about the National Adult Education Professional Development Consortium, visit  For more information about the National Council of State Directors of Adult Education, visit


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.



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Last Updated 8/27/2007