Kentucky Council on Postsecondary Education

Executive Director for Postsecondary Licensing

Application Due Date: Preference given to applications received by Feb. 12, 2024
Position: Full-time state position
Location: Frankfort, KY with limited telecommuting
Travel: Limited in-state and out-of-state travel
Compensation: $91,300
Retirement: TIAA

About the Council on Postsecondary Education

The Council on Postsecondary Education (CPE) is Kentucky’s coordinating body for postsecondary education and is committed to strengthening the commonwealth’s workforce, economy, and quality of life through the continuous improvement and efficient operation of a high-quality, diverse, and accessible system of postsecondary education.

Function of the Position

Leads the postsecondary licensing unit of the agency by performing tasks related to managing the implementation of statutes and regulations pertaining to the licensure of in-state, non-public institutions in Kentucky, and out-of-state public and non-public institutions that wish to operate in Kentucky pursuant to KRS 164.945-.947 and 13 KAR 1:020, and the participation of in-state public and non-public institutions in the national State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement (SARA) per KRS 164.540 (3)(c) and 13 KAR 4:010.

Duties and Responsibilities




Consumer Complaints

Qualifications – Education and Experience

Application Process

Interested applicants should send a letter of application specifically addressing the responsibilities and qualifications of the position, a resume, and the names, titles, and contact information for at least three professional references to

Last Updated: 1/30/2024