Governor Matt Bevin made several appointments to Kentucky boards and commissions on Friday, November 4 including appointing Kentucky State University Interim President Dr. Aaron Thompson to the Education Commission of the States.

Sherry Wilson Powers, Gary Wayne Houchens and Bob M. Hutchison also have been appointed to the commission. Powers is Dean of the College of Education at Eastern Kentucky University.  Houchens is an Associate Professor at Western Kentucky University. Hutchison owns McDonald’s of East Kentucky.

The Education Commission of the States is an interstate compact created in 1965 to improve public education by facilitating the exchange of information, ideas and experiences among state policymakers and education leaders. As a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization involving key leaders from all levels of the education system, ECS creates unique opportunities to build partnerships, share information and promote the development of policy based on available research and strategies.