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UK Board of Trustees approves selection of Mary J. Davis as Dean of Rosenberg College of Law

By Danielle Donham University of Kentucky The University of Kentucky Board of Trustees approved the naming of Mary J. Davis as full-time dean of the J. David Rosenberg College of Law effective Jan. 1. Davis, the Ashland, Inc-Spears Distinguished Research Professor of Law, has been serving as interim dean. She will become the first woman to serve in the role of permanent dean at the college. Mary...

Campbellsville University freezes tuition for fourth straight year; KEES Scholarship matching extended

By Joan C. McKinney Campbellsville University Campbellsville University’s Board of Trustees approved a tuition freeze for the fourth year in a row in a meeting Oct. 27. Dr. Michael V. Carter, president, announced that tuition, room and board will be frozen again for the 2021-22 academic year. Campbellsville University’s Maple Trail marker during the fall. “In freezing tuition, we are responding...

Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association names officers, five new trustees to board

The Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association announced today the re-election of Brant Laue as chairman of its Board of Trustees. Also joining Laue on the Board of Trustees to serve three-year terms as new members are Shannon Bishop Arvin, Jeffrey Bloom, Marette Farrell, Dr. J. David Richardson and Stephen Screnci. TOBA Chairman Brant Laue Re-elected to three-year terms were current trustees Robert...

Morehead State professor appointed to Board of Trustees for Harry S. Truman Scholarship Foundation

Dr. Michael Hail, professor of government and political science at Morehead State University, has been appointed by President Donald Trump to serve an additional term as a member of the Board of Trustees of the Harry S. Truman Scholarship Foundation. Hail is the coordinator of government and political science programs in the Department of History, Philosophy, Global Studies and Legal Studies at Morehead...

UK Board to consider funding for demolition of Kirwan-Blanding Residence Hall Complex

University of Kentucky President Eli Capilouto next week will ask the UK Board of Trustees to approve a funding proposal to demolish the Kirwan-Blanding Residence Hall Complex and Dining Commons as part of a plan to construct new student living space, add new greenspace and preserve a majestic tree allée that underscores UK’s commitment to the natural environment. “The proposed transformation...

Rick Pitino’s attorney wants more information; UofL board of trustees were asked about payments

By Russ Brown Kentucky Today The fallout continued Wednesday from the bombshell revelation that a University of Louisville board of trustees member may have been a key figure in the sex parties. And it isn’t likely to die down anytime soon. For starters, Rick Pitino’s attorney in his suit against U of L, filed a motion to “explore David Grissom’s claim” that a trustee...

Dr. Mark Lyons, Alltech president and CEO, elected to Transylvania University Board of Trustees

Dr. Mark Lyons has been elected to the Transylvania University Board of Trustees beginning in 2019. Lyons is president and CEO of Alltech — a company dedicated to improving the health and performance of people, animals and plants through nutrition and scientific innovation — headquartered in Nicholasville. “Dr. Mark Lyons brings an expansive vision to Transylvania’s board. Alltech and...

Governor’s Office of Boards and Commissions seeking candidates for university, community college boards

Gov. Matt Bevin’s Office of Boards and Commissions is now accepting applications for appointments to the Boards of Directors for individual colleges within the Kentucky Community and Technical College System. Additionally, applications are being accepted for potential trustee and regent opportunities with Kentucky’s major public universities. The following Community and Technical Colleges...

Transy faculty to board: ‘Our institution deserves better’; seeks Williams’ resignation

Staff report   Saying “our institution deserves better,” faculty at Transylvania University are calling for the resignation of President R. Owen Williams.   Transylvania University President R. Owen Williams In a 35-page document sent earlier this week to members of the school’s Board of Trustees and Board of Regents and obtained by KyForward, faculty representatives write...