Kentucky: Council on Postsecondary Education

Council on Postsecondary Education

Press Release Date:  Monday, August 18, 2008  
Contact Information:  John Hall
Phone: 859-685-1050
Cell: 859-333-2363

     The Council on Postsecondary Education’s Presidential Search Committee has posted the position description for its third president.

     The position description can be viewed on the CPE Web site at

     Greenwood/Asher & Associates, Inc., the Florida search firm assisting the Council in the recruitment of candidates, will also place ads in national higher education journals as well as newspapers of general circulation, including The Chronicle on Higher Education, The Hispanic Outlook in Higher Education, Diverse: Issues in Higher Education, the Louisville Courier-Journal, Lexington Herald-Leader and The Paducah Sun, among others.

     Applications will be accepted and reviewed until the position is filled. For best consideration, applications and nominations should be submitted to the search firm by Sept. 12. The committee expects to have a final decision by the end of 2008.

     The seven-member search committee is chaired by Council member John Hall. Other members include Council members Donna Moore, Lisa Osborne, Phyllis Maclin, Mark Wattier, Joe Weis and Western Kentucky University president Gary Ransdell.


Kentucky is in the middle of the most dramatic economic and social transformation in its history. Double the Numbers: Kentucky’s Plan to Increase College Graduates explains that increasing bachelor’s degrees is the quickest, most direct way for Kentucky to increase its economic prosperity. College graduates earn more, are healthier, create a more robust economy, and enjoy a higher quality of life. The Double the Numbers plan outlines five statewide strategies for Kentucky to achieve this ambitious, but achievable goal. While this effort will not be easy, the benefits of Doubling the Numbers will be felt by all Kentuckians.


Last Updated 8/18/2008