Council on Postsecondary Education extends chief's contract

The Council on Postsecondary Education has extended the contract of council president Robert King until June 30, 2015.

King and council members agreed that the state's shaky economy did not allow for a salary increase. King now earns $400,000 a year.

Former Kentucky governor Paul Patton, chairman of the council, said in publicly evaluating King that the CPE president had cultivated partnerships between K-12 and higher education, led efforts to improve student transfer and rebuilt effective relationships with state leaders and campus presidents.

"Bottom line: I think it's an extraordinarily positive evaluation," Patton said.