Bevin appoints 6 to higher education governing board

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LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) – Gov. Matt Bevin has appointed six new members to the Council on Postsecondary Education.

The Lexington Herald-Leader reports (http://bit.ly/29fxLpF) Bevin made the appointments on Tuesday, all of which represent manufacturing and technology businesses.

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The council is higher education’s governing agency and oversees public universities and community and technical college system.

Its board has 13 citizen members, including one student and one faculty member, all appointed by the governor.

Members have traditionally come from a wide variety of backgrounds, including education, law and politics.

Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet Secretary Hal Heiner says in a statement that he’s confident that the new council members will help with developing a stronger workforce and citizenry in the state.

Council President Bob King says he looks forward to working with the new members.

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Information from: Lexington Herald-Leader, http://www.kentucky.com

 

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