Kentucky education official lands top Rhode Island higher education post
A Kentucky education official who helped develop Rhode Island’s postsecondary attainment plan has landed the state’s top higher education position.
The Rhode Island Council on Postsecondary Education and the Board of Education on unanimously approved the appointment of Shannon Gilkey as Commissioner of Postsecondary Education.
Gilkey will oversee the Community College of Rhode Island and Rhode Island College. He succeeds Brenda Dann-Messier, who retired in 2019.
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