A former chancellor of the New York State University System and the current chancellor of the Vermont State College System appear to be the two finalists to lead the Kentucky Council on Postsecondary Education.
Robert L. King, who at times sparked controversy during his tenure as the chancellor of the New York State University System, took part in a closed-door interview with the council in Lexington this week.
Vermont State College Chancellor Robert G. Clarke, who is also in
consideration for the job, said he could not comment on the search process when contacted by the Courier-Journal yesterday...
This from the New York Times:
Ending a public drama over his leadership, Robert L. King, the chancellor of the State University of New York, has told the trustees that he will step down on June 1.
Mr. King, a close friend and former aide to Gov. George E. Pataki, announced in January that he would take a six-month paid leave, and it had been widely understood that he would not return to head the 64-campus university system.
But facing an outcry over the sabbatical, during which he would have earned about
$170,000, Mr. King surprised SUNY's trustees and the governor by abruptly changing his mind before the board could vote on the package...
Mr. King said he was seeking the leave because of family pressures and a desire to strengthen his administrative skills by enrolling in Harvard Business School's executive program....