President Donald Trump is nominating a Kentucky education official as assistant secretary for postsecondary education at the Department of Education.
The White House announced Trump’s nomination of Council on Postsecondary Education President Robert King Tuesday.
After nine years as president of the council, King announced plans to retire in June. According to a news release from the Council, the timeline for King’s departure has not been set but the Council hopes to name its fourth president by November.
King has also served three terms in the New York State Legislature and later as a judge/executive. The appointment requires U.S. Senate confirmation.
King said in April that performance-based funding for state schools may help improve higher education.