- Associated Press - Tuesday, July 15, 2014

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) - An executive for an Indianapolis-based nonprofit educational advocacy group has been named executive director of Nebraska’s Coordinating Commission for Postsecondary Education.

The commission says Michael Baumgartner will take over leadership of the state agency this coming fall. The three other finalists dropped out of the running, and leaving only Baumgartner. He was interviewed last week.

He’s chief financial officer of Complete College America, a national nonprofit that works with states to increase the number of Americans with career certificates or college degrees.

The Nebraska commission is responsible for developing higher education policy and approving financial aid and building projects.

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