Perry appointed director of government relations for the Department of Education

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Coordinate the development of legislative policies and programs, monitor education legislation and coordinate requests from legislative committees

FRANKFORT, Ky. (WTVQ / News Release) – Kentucky Education Commissioner Jason E. Glass on Dec. 29 announced the hiring of Brian Perry as director of government relations for the Department of Kentucky Education. Perry will begin his role with the department on January 18.

As director of government relations, Perry will serve as the agency’s senior legislative liaison. It will coordinate the development of legislative policies and programs, monitor education legislation and coordinate requests for information and testimony from legislative committees.

Perry will also work directly with KDE associate commissioners and assigned policy advisers on legislative matters and represent the department on issues before the General Assembly, the governor’s office and other officials.

Perry previously served as the legislative liaison for the Kentucky Community and Technical College System (KCTCS).

In this role, he managed government affairs for the 16 colleges that make up the KCTCS, working with KCTCS leaders and community stakeholders to determine needs, coordinate and lead advocacy efforts, coordinate responses to requests Kentucky Legislative Research Commission (LRC) information and monitoring legislation and educating the system and college presidents.

“Brian’s perspective and experience will be a great addition to KDE,” said Glass. “We are delighted that he is joining us as we work to advance a bold vision for the future of education in the Commonwealth. I am grateful for his dedication to serving the students and school staff of Kentucky.

Perry is originally from Woodford County and graduated from Woodford County High School. He received a BA in Psychology and Legal and Political Studies from Guilford College (Greensboro, NC) and an MA in Industrial and Organizational Psychology from Eastern Kentucky University. He is currently pursuing a doctorate in educational policy and evaluation at the University of Kentucky.

Perry said he is excited to start and advance the goals of KDE and the Kentucky Board of Education to support Kentucky students and educators.

“At the end of the day, it’s about making the Commonwealth better and making it better than we found it to be,” Perry said. “The board has a bold and ambitious agenda, but I think there is a need to move forward in some really critical areas.


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