Kentucky education leader Robert Sexton dies

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) - Robert F. Sexton, who led Kentucky's
Prichard Committee for Academic Excellence, died after a long
battle with cancer. He was 68.
Sexton had been executive director of the committee since 1983,
when it began as a grass roots organization focusing on improving
education at all levels.
A statement from the Prichard Committee on Friday said Sexton, a
Louisville native, served on the board that created the Carnegie
Center for Literacy and Learning in Lexington and on the boards of
the Kentucky Long-Term Policy Research Center and the New
Opportunity School for Women. He also was a founder of Kentucky's
Governor's Scholars Program and of the Kentucky Center for Public
Sexton died Thursday night at the University of Kentucky Medical
The statement says plans for a memorial were pending.

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