New chairman chosen for Kentucky higher education council

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via Brandstetter Carroll Inc.

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) – The Kentucky Council on Postsecondary Education has chosen a new chairman.

He is Ben Brandstetter of Hebron. He replaces outgoing Chairman Sherrill Zimmerman of Prospect.

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Brandstetter is president of Brandstetter Carroll Inc., a national architectural and engineering firm.

The council said in a news release Kimberley Halbauer of Fort Thomas was chosen as vice chairwoman. Halbaurer is a senior vice president and investment advisers executive for Fifth Third Bank.

The council on Friday also extended President Aaron Thompson’s contract for an additional 2 1/2 years, through June 30, 2023.