In August, the Kentucky Board of Education named Kevin C. Brown as the interim commissioner of education effective September 1, upon the retirement of Commissioner Terry Holliday. Brown will serve until the board hires a new commissioner and that individual can begin work.
In addition, Brown serves as Associate Commissioner and General Counsel of the Kentucky Department of Education. He is chief attorney for the Commissioner of Education and the Kentucky Board of Education. As Associate Commissioner for the Office of Guiding Support Services, he also oversees the Department’s Division of Communications and the process for investigating state testing violations.
Previously, Brown was an Assistant Attorney General in Kentucky and served as a law clerk in the Lexington office of Bowles Rice LLP.
Brown earned a bachelor’s degree in Business Management, with a minor in Political Science from Transylvania University. He holds a Juris Doctor from the University of Kentucky.
Prior to law school, Brown was a staff assistant to then U.S. Senator Wendell H. Ford and a White House intern.
In 2012, Kevin was elected chair of the National Council of State Education Attorneys (NCOSEA) and, as such, served on the National Association of State Boards of Education (NASBE) Board of Directors.