Higher Ed Panel To Hire Search Firm To Find New Leader

Higher ed panel to hire search firm to find new leader
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FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) - The Council on Postsecondary 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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