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Walker elected new chair; lecture series to start in fall 2018

walker-M.jpgMorehead State University’s Board of Regents elected a new chair, created a lecture series and honored several individuals during its quarterly meeting on Thursday, March 29, in the DeMoss Suite at the Center for Health, Education and Research.

Kathy Walker of Paintsville was elected Board of Regents chair. The board also elected Wayne Martin as vice chair. Sharon S. Reynolds, assistant to the president, was re-elected board secretary and Teresa Lindgren, interim chief financial officer, was appointed treasurer.

The board approved the creation of the W. Terry McBrayer Presidential Lecture Series in Government and Leadership. The series will begin in the fall. The regents also approved the naming the Claypool-Young main gallery as the Golding-Yang Art Gallery in honor of Deeno Golding, a long-time art professor who died in December 2017, and his wife, Yanya Yang, and brother-in-law, Neng Yang. The official ceremony will take place Friday, May 4.

The board approved tenure with promotion to Greg Carlisle, assistant professor of theatre; Dr. Kurt Gibbs, assistant professor of biology; Dr. Patricia Harrelson, assistant professor of animal science; Dr. Sherry Stulz, assistant professor of education; and Dr. Fujuan Tan, assistant professor of adult and high education.

The members heard reports on preliminary spring enrollment (total preliminary enrollment for Spring 2018 was 9,318) and the naming of facilities in the Adron Doran University Center. Jim Shaw, vice president of advancement, announced the naming rights to the outdoor volleyball facility. It will be called the Fazoli's Breadstick Beach.

The group approved personnel actions, the second quarter financial report and amended the operating budget. They approved the MSU 2018-22 Strategic Plan and approved a change in the mandatory student fees.

In his report, President Morgan spoke on the University’s activities since the last meeting and updated the members on the latest budget and legislative news.

Dr. George M. Luckey and Dr. Sue Luckey spoke to the regents on their years at MSU.

After the meeting concluded, President Morgan and the regents visited the new location of the renovated home of Luckey Academic Honors Program in Fields Hall.

In March of 2003, MSU’s Honors Program was renamed The George M. Luckey, Jr. Academic Honors Program. This naming was in honor of Dr. Luckey, a dedicated director of the program from 1990 until he retired in 2003. Dr. Luckey taught for more than 40 years as a professor of philosophy at MSU, where he was recipient of the Distinguished Teacher of the Year Award.

The next quarterly meeting is scheduled for Thursday, June 7. More more information about the MSU Board of Regents, visit