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Wright appointed to state education council

Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin has appointed Jackson Energy President & CEO Carol Wright to serve on the Kentucky Council on Postsecondary Education.

The 16-member board coordinates postsecondary and adult education in the state.

The council is composed of 13 citizen members, one student and one faculty member, all appointed by the governor. The additional member, the commissioner of the Kentucky Department of Education, serves as a non-voting member.

Wright has been appointed for a term expiring in December 2021. She has served as president and chief executive officer of Jackson Energy Cooperative since 2013, and has more than 26 years of experience in the electric utility industry.

Wright is a graduate of the University of Kentucky where she earned a bachelor's degree in electrical engineering. She also earned a master's degree in business administration from Sullivan University.

She and her husband, Terry, live in Tyner.

Wright served on the committee to establish the Lineman's Training Program at Somerset Community College and also served as chairman of the Lineman Training Program board.

"I am honored to be selected to serve on the Council," Wright said, "and look forward to working to improve educational opportunities in Kentucky."