The Council on Postsecondary Education has a new leader as of this week. Former Lexington Mayor Pam Miller is the new chair of the Kentucky CPE. According to a news release, the Council promoted Miller, a member of the panel since 2008, from vice chair, to chairwoman.
Miller replaces former Kentucky Governor, and current University of Pikeville president, Paul Patton who resigned his chairmanship last week; to avoid a potential conflict of interest as he pushes to have the private college added to the state's system of public universities.
The Council is a statewide coordinating agency whose board is comprised of 15 members, including 13 citizens, one faculty member, and one student appointed by the Governor. The Commissioner of Education is an ex-officio member.
Miller served as Lexington's Mayor from 1993 to 2003.