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Cheryl King

Cheryl King is State Policy Advisor for Kentucky at HCM Strategists, a public policy firm supporting Lumina Foundation Strategy Labs. She works with state policy leaders to improve policy and practice and increase postsecondary education attainment. King has served in a variety of capacities related to workforce and education attainment, including Deputy Secretary of the Kentucky Workforce Cabinet, Vice President of Kentucky Adult Education and Senior Policy Advisor at the Kentucky Council on Postsecondary Education. She served as Study Director for the National Commission on Adult Literacy, and drafted their 2008 report, Reach Higher America: Overcoming Crisis in the U.S. Workforce. Following the special assignment with the National Commission, King was named President of Kentucky Wesleyan College in Owensboro, KY. She holds a doctorate in General Administrative Leadership from Vanderbilt University.
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