Veteran educator and community leader Hilma Prather of Somerset recently became the new chair of the Prichard Committee for Academic Excellence.
Prather, a retired principal from the Somerset Independent school district, is a member of the Kentucky Authority for Educational Television, KET’s governing board, and has been a member of the Kentucky Board of Education, the advisory board of Somerset Community and Technical College, and the Council on Postsecondary Education.
A member of the Prichard Committee since 2006, Prather succeeds Louisville businessman Sam Corbett, who stepped down as chair in May. Prather had served as the Prichard Committee vice-chair.