Council on Postsecondary Education
Council on Postsecondary Education welcomes newest member
(FRANKFORT, Ky.)— Jim D. Skaggs of Bowling Green was sworn in as the Council on Postsecondary Education’s newest member at its meeting earlier today. Skaggs, appointed to the Council by Governor Ernie Fletcher in January 2006, was administered the oath of office by Thomas D. Wingate, Franklin County District Judge. Skaggs will serve until December 31, 2011.
Skaggs is the president/owner of Jim Skaggs, Inc., a construction and property development firm in Bowling Green. He holds a bachelor of science degree in business management from Western Kentucky University and also attended the University of Kentucky, College of Engineering. Skaggs serves on the executive committee of the Republican Party of Kentucky and is a member of the Bowling Green Noon Rotary.
The Council is composed of 13 citizen members, a faculty member, and a student member appointed by the Governor. The Commissioner of Education serves as a nonvoting ex-officio member. Citizen Council members are selected from a list of nominees provided to the Governor under the nominating process set forth in the Kentucky Postsecondary Education Improvement Act of 1997.
In other business, the Council:
--Approved Murray State University’s tuition proposal. Tuition for full-time, resident undergraduates was set at $4,998 annually, an increase of $570.
--Approved a revision to the data access policy for the Council’s comprehensive database. The revision brings the Council into compliance with federal law. The policy details procedures to follow in protecting and sharing confidential information.
--Approved trust fund guidelines for three new programs provided by House Bill 380—research support, regional stewardship and workforce development/transfer program guidelines. One provision of the regional stewardship guidelines was not voted upon pending further discussion.