FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) - Gov. Steve Beshear says an organizational
change for the Council on Postsecondary Education will strengthen
the state's hand in seeking a new higher education chief.
Beshear signed an executive order Thursday to have the council
report directly to the governor's office. The council has been
attached to the Education Cabinet.
The governor says the change means the council's president will
be one of his top advisers.
The council is searching for a permanent president. Council
member Donna Moore says the search is on schedule, and she
expressed hope a new president can be chosen by December.
The council's interim president is Richard Crofts.