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Regents take oath

BOR-E.jpgMorehead State University officially welcomed three new Board of Regents members – Deborah Long of Lexington, Dr. Jonathan Pidluzny of Morehead, and Rachael Malone of Morehead – Thursday, Aug. 24, at its special meeting held in the DeMoss Suite within the Center for Health, Education and Research.

It was the first official meeting for Dr. Joseph A. (Jay) Morgan as the institution’s 14th president. He commented that the University has had a great beginning to the 2017-18 academic year.

President Morgan recognized Allison Caudill, Student Alumni Ambassadors adviser, for being named National Outstanding Adviser during the CASE ASAP convention.

The board also re-elected Wayne Martin as vice chair. Sharon S. Reynolds, assistant to the president, was re-elected board secretary while Beth Patrick, chief financial officer and vice president for administration and fiscal services, was re-appointed treasurer.

Dr. Morgan provided the regents with his mission and vision for MSU.

The Board had discussion on state metrics, the diversity plan, performance funding, 2018-22 strategic plan outline, and the six-year capital plan.

After the meeting, new members went through a mandatory orientation session. The remaining members were invited to attend as well.

The next quarterly meeting will be Thursday, Sept. 28.

PHOTO # 1 ID: From left, Deborah Long, Rachael Malone and Dr. Jonathan Pidluzny were administered the oath of office by Circuit Judge William Lane.

PHOTO # 2 ID: Allison Caudill, left, Student Alumni Ambassadors adviser, was recognized by MSU President Jay Morgan during the special meeting Thursday, Aug. 24.