Greenberg, Turner to lead Council on Postsecondary Education
Release Date: January 31, 2005
Contact: Sue Patrick
Phone: 502-573-1555 ext. 308
(Frankfort, Ky) Ronald Greenberg of Louisville was elected chair of the Kentucky Council on Postsecondary Education at its meeting earlier today. John S. Turner of Lebanon was elected vice chair.
Greenberg served as vice chair of the Council last year. He replaces former Chair Steve Barger whose term on the Council expired in December.
“I am honored by the confidence my fellow members have shown in me,” said Greenberg. “I look forward to leading the Council in this exciting period of our history.”
Greenberg has been a member of the Council and its predecessor, the Council on Higher Education, since 1996. He is employed as the senior vice president of Louisville-based Jewish Hospital Healthcare Services, Inc.
Turner, appointed to the Council in January 2004, is the executive vice president and chief operating officer of Angell Manufacturing in Lebanon. He is a member of several professional organizations including the Kentucky Chamber of Commerce. Turner previously served on the board of St. Catherine College in Springfield and is a former board chair.
Also at the meeting, the Council welcomed four new members. They include: Kevin W. Canafax, Covington; Danny E. Flanagan, Campbellsville; Phyllis A. Maclin, Paducah; and Alois McIntyre Moore, Hazard.
The Council coordinates change and improvement in Kentucky’s postsecondary education system as directed by the 1997 Kentucky Postsecondary Education Improvement Act. Members of the 15-member Council are appointed by the governor and include 12 citizens, one faculty member, and one student. The Commissioner of Education is an ex-officio member.
Kentucky's Postsecondary Education System encompasses nine public institutions and numerous independent institutions and represents 229,061 students, 538,866 Kentucky alumni, and 275,108 GED recipients. When Kentuckians earn postsecondary degrees, their skills improve and their wages go up; they are more likely to lead healthy lives and be engaged in their communities; and they build better futures for themselves and for their families.