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Howard and Martin reappointed to Morehead State Board of Regents

Eric HowardWayne Martin
Morehead State University Board of Regents Chair Eric Howard (Class of 1981) and regent Wayne Martin (Class of 1968) have been reappointed by Governor Andy Beshear to serve a second term, ending in 2027.  

Howard is human resources manager for Lexington-Fayette Urban County Government. He also served nearly 13 years as program supervisor for Lexington-Fayette Urban County Government before assuming his current role. From 1988-1993, he worked for Toyota Motor Manufacturing in Georgetown as an instructor in training in development.  

Howard graduated from MSU with a Bachelor of Business Administration in Management. In addition to being a regent, Howard has served as president of the MSU Alumni Association.  

Martin is a consultant with Booth Energy retail division. He previously served as regional vice president for Gray Television Inc., president of Gray Kentucky Television Inc., which operates WKYT-TV in Lexington, WYMT-TV in Hazard, and WBKO-TV in Bowling Green. He also was president of WVLT-TV, Knoxville, Tennessee.  

Before entering broadcasting, Martin had a successful career as a college and high school basketball coach. As head coach at Morehead State University from 1978-1987, he led the Eagles to two NCAA tournaments. At Pikeville College, where he was head coach and athletic director, Martin’s teams made three national tournament appearances. He also served as assistant basketball coach at Oral Roberts University in Tulsa, Oklahoma, and head basketball coach and business teacher at Pikeville High School.  

Martin graduated with honors from MSU with a Bachelor of Arts in Business degree, a Master of Arts in Education degree and Rank I Administrative Certification.   

MSU’s 11-member governing board includes eight citizens appointed by the governor and three elected representatives of the faculty, staff and students.  

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