Thursday, October 25, 2018
Following a national search, the Council on Postsecondary Education unanimously selected Dr. Aaron Thompson as its fourth president.
Thompson, who presently serves as the Council’s executive vice president and chief academic officer, will transition to his new responsibilities Nov. 1. He is the first Kentucky native and African-American to hold the position since the Council was formed 21 years ago. “We have greatly benefited at the state level by Aaron’s strategic leadership and statesmanship over the past decade. Time and time again, we have relied on Aaron as an essential advocate and leader across many fronts, including the critical areas of college opportunity and student success,” said Council Chair Sherrill Zimmerman. Full announcement here.