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Tue December 9, 2008
Kentucky's CPE President Selected
By Tony McVeigh
Frankfort, KY – Robert King, former chancellor of the New York State University System, is the new president of the Kentucky Council on Postsecondary Education. Former Governor Paul Patton, who serves on the council, is impressed with King.
"This man has the background, the academic knowledge of the way the academy works, the political skills to get all the institutions working together, to work with the governor, to work with the legislature, to pursue the goals of House Bill 1. I could not be more enthusiastic", Patton said.
King, who will earn 360-thousand dollars a year, officially begins work April 1st. He replaces Thomas Layzell, who retired in September 2007. Interim president Brad Cowgill resigned under pressure earlier this year after Governor Beshear complained he was hired without the legally required national search.