Franklin County

Search continues for higher ed leader

FRANKFORT — A search committee to find a new president for the Kentucky Council on Postsecondary Education met for about 1 ½ hours Wednesday behind closed doors but made no formal announcement.

It tentatively is scheduled to meet again Dec. 2.

The council, which oversees all state colleges and universities, hopes to have a new president named by the end of the year.

Last May, the council hired Richard A. Crofts, a former commissioner of higher education in Montana and Mississippi, as its interim president.

Crofts replaced Brad Cowgill, former Gov. Ernie Fletcher's budget director who resigned as interim president last spring. Cowgill had succeeded Tom Layzell, who retired as president.

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