Med Center Health President and CEO Connie Smith has been appointed by Governor Andy Beshear to serve as a member of the Kentucky Council on Postsecondary Education (CPE).
The CPE is a coordinating board overseeing Kentucky’s state universities and the Kentucky Community and Technical College System. The Council monitors “academic quality, affordability and student success through policy and accountability measures.”
In this capacity, Ms. Smith will work alongside members of the council to achieve Kentucky’s educational goals of accelerating job creation and growing the economy through a more skilled, productive workforce. “I look forward to contributing to the council’s important work,” said Smith. “Post-secondary education is vital to the future of our Commonwealth as we focus on growing and sustaining our workforce.”
Smith earned both her Associate of Science and Bachelor of Science in Nursing degrees from Western Kentucky University and her Master of Science in Nursing Administration from the University of Louisville. She is a Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE) and is a licensed nursing home administrator. She was named Chief Executive Officer of The Medical Center at Bowling Green in 1998 and promoted to President and CEO of Med Center Health in 2011. Her career and contributions to the healthcare industry across the state span more than four decades. She will serve her term with the CPE until December 2023.