FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — President Donald Trump has nominated the president of the Kentucky Council on Postsecondary Education for a job in his administration.

The White House announced Tuesday that Trump has picked Bob King to be the new assistant secretary for postsecondary education at the Department of Education.

The council coordinates Kentucky's public college and universities. King has been president since 2009. Before that, he was president and CEO of the Arizona Community Foundation and chancellor of the State University of New York system.

King had previously announced plans to retire in June. But the board asked him to stay on until they could find a replacement. It's unclear when he would leave his state job. King's new job requires confirmation by the U.S. Senate.