FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) - The Council on Post-secondary Education is
planning to hire a search firm to find a new president following the resignation of its current chief.
The panel made the decision during a special meeting Wednesday
that was continuing through the afternoon.
President Brad Cowgill announced his resignation Tuesday after a
storm of controversy surrounding his recent appointment.
Gov. Steve Beshear had criticized the council for not conducting a national search for a permanent replacement for former council President Tom Layzell, who retired. Attorney General Jack Conway last week issued a nonbinding legal ruling that picking Cowgill without doing a national search violated state law.
The Council on Postsecondary Education is the state's coordinating agency for Kentucky's public universities and community and technical colleges.
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