King Elected Chair of SHEEO

Oct 3, 2014


Kentucky’s Council on Postsecondary Education President Bob King has been elected chair of the State Higher Education Executives Officers Association Executive Committee. SHEEO is the national organization that oversees higher education on behalf of the states.

King was elected by the 58 members of the organization to lead the association through September 2015. SHEEO President George Pernsteiner admires King’s contributions to higher education.

“Bob King is one of America’s true leaders for higher education,” Pernsteiner said. “He understands fully the policy landscape and will be a tremendous leader for SHEEO, for higher education and for all 50 states.  I really look forward to working closely with him and learning from him.”

As chair, King will advise the SHEEO president and appoint chairs to all SHEEO committees. King will also shape policy direction, engage in nationwide discussions on student success, and guide proposals with the federal government.

Other officers include: vice chair John (Andy) Tompkins, president and CEO for the Kansas Board of Regents;  treasurer Peter Blake, director of the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia; and immediate past chair Teresa Lubbers, commissioner of the Indiana Commission for Higher Education.