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From Kentucky Public Radio’s Tony McVeigh 

The search for a new president of the Kentucky Council on Postsecondary Education is moving forward. Earlier this year, former CPE president Brad Cowgill resigned under pressure at the urging of Governor Beshear. Beshear said Cowgill’s hiring was illegal because a national search was not conducted.

Now, a Florida firm has been hired to help find a new president. Search committee chair John Hall says Dr. Jan Greenwood of Greenwood, Asher and Associates will help locate qualified candidates.

“She’ll be talking to various members of state government and members of the CPE and then she’ll be trying to identify candidates,” he said.

Hall says the committee would like to start interviewing candidates this fall and have a new president onboard by December. In the meantime, Dr. Richard Crofts is serving as interim president. Crofts is not a candidate for the permanent post.