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Morgan, BOR honor Goodpaster

Goodpaster-E.jpgMorehead State University President Joseph A. (Jay) Morgan and board of regents members honored former board chair Paul C. Goodpaster during Thursday’s meeting.

“Paul Goodpaster has served both the board of regents and Morehead State University with distinction and honor,” said Morgan. “We greatly appreciate his professional support of our efforts as regents and his passionate commitment to our community and MSU. His leadership has been pivotal in advancing the board’s strategic plan for raising the quality and contributions of MSU.”

Goodpaster served as chair from March 2014 until March 2018. Prior to that, he was vice chair for four years. His second term on the MSU board will expire on June 30.

With 30 years of banking experience, Goodpaster is executive vice president and chief operating officer of the Citizens Bank in Morehead. He is responsible for the day-to-day management of the bank.

He is a former chief financial officer for Rowan Technical College, now the Rowan Campus of Maysville Community and Technical College and has served on the college’s advisory board. Active in various organizations in the community, Goodpaster is a member of the Morehead-Rowan County Industrial Development Authority and is a past board member of the Morehead-Rowan County Economic Development Council and is past president of the Morehead-Rowan County Chamber of Commerce.

Goodpaster holds a Bachelor of Business Administration with an emphasis in finance degree from MSU.

He is married to the former Kim Walters of Morehead, and they have three children, Brandon, Brooke and Nathan.

“I really appreciate the support that I have received from Presidents Morgan and Andrews and the other Regents,” said Goodpaster. “Morehead State University has always been a special place to me. Even after June and my term ends, I will support MSU 110 percent.”

The next quarterly meeting will be Thursday, June 7. 

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