President, Kentucky Council on Postsecondary Education
Robert King earned his bachelor’s degree from Trinity College and a law degree from the Vanderbilt University School of Law. He began his career as a prosecutor in both California and New York. Since then, he has been in private practice, served as a New York State Assemblyman and Monroe (Rochester) County Executive. He was appointed Chancellor of the State University of New York, overseeing the largest comprehensive university and community college system in the Nation. He currently serves as president of the Kentucky Council on Postsecondary Education, overseeing all of higher education in the Commonwealth of Kentucky.
Mr. King received a Presidential appointment to be a member of the White House Commission on Presidential Scholars and served for nine years. He was appointed by Secretary of State Colin Powell to the Education Committee of the U.S. National Commission for the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). He is currently serving as the Chairman of the State Higher Education Executive Officers Association, and he serves on the Board of Trustees of AT Still University, a private medical school, and on the Board of Directors of the National Center on Education and the Economy.