Beshear Announces University Board Appointments

by Rick Howlett on July 6, 2009

Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear has made three new appointments to the University of Louisville Board of Trustees.

The Reverend Kevin Cosby, senior pastor of St. Stephen Church and president of Simmons College, will replace Jessica Loving, whose term expired.

Louisville optometrist Mark Lynn was appointed to replace Marie Abrams, whose term expired, and Phoebe Wood will replace Sandra Snowden, whose term expired. Wood is the director of Angel Investor.

Beshear also appointed Louisville Metro Councilwoman Ellen Call and Louisville-based union leader Joe Wise to the Kentucky Council on Postsecondary Education.

Bellarmine University professor Gail Ritchie Henson was appointed to the Kentucky Community and Technical College System Board of Regents.

Here is the complete list of university appointments announced by Governor Beshear Monday:

 

Gov. Beshear has appointed the following members to the University of Kentucky Board of Trustees, to serve for terms expiring June 30, 2015:

 

  • Carol “Bill” Gatton, of Kingsport, Tenn., is a business owner. He will replace Phillip R. Patton, of Glasgow, whose term has expired.

 

  • James W. Stuckert, of Prospect, is a stock broker with Hilliard Lyons. He will replace James F. Hardymon, of Lexington, whose term has expired.

 

  • Barbara S. Young, of Lexington, is self-employed. She will replace JoEtta Y. Wickliffe, of Harrodsburg, whose term has expired.

 

Gov. Beshear has appointed the following members to the Murray State University Board of Regents, to serve for terms expiring June 30, 2015:

 

  • Sharon Lynn Green, of Mayfield, is a crime victim’s advocate with the office of the Graves County Attorney. She will replace Beverly J. Ford, of Benton, whose term has expired.

 

  • Constantine William Curris, Ed.D, of Lexington, is President Emeritus of the American Association of State Colleges and Universities. He will replace Peggy J. Hays, of Hopkinsville, whose term has expired.

 

Gov. Beshear has appointed the following members to the Eastern Kentucky University Board of Regents to serve for terms expiring June 30, 2015:

  • Nancy Marksberry Collins, of Hazard, is an attorney with Hollon and Collins. She will replace April D. Pergrem, of Richmond, whose term has expired.

 

  • David Bryan Sloan, of Ft. Mitchell, is an attorney with O’Hara, Ruberg, Taylor, Sloan and Sergent. He will replace Orson Oliver, of Louisville, whose term has expired.

 

Gov. Beshear has appointed the following members to the Northern Kentucky University Board of Regents, to serve for terms expiring June 30, 2015:

 

  • Dennis Repenning, of Walton, is an attorney and is self-employed. He will replace Frank K. Downing, of Owenton, whose term has expired.

 

  • Brenda L. Wilson, of Williamstown, is an executive with Cherry Hill Homes, Inc. She will replace Anna D. Pyles, of Mayslick, whose term has expired.

 

Gov. Beshear has appointed Julie A. Butcher, of Lexington, to the Morehead State University Board of Trustees to serve for a term expiring June 30, 2015.

 

  • Julie A. Butcher is an attorney and is self-employed. She will replace Jean Marie Dorton, of Paintsville, whose term has expired.

 

Gov. Beshear has reappointed John Cruse Merchant, of Cincinnati, Ohio, to serve as a member of the Morehead State University Board of Trustees for a term expiring June 30, 2015.

 

  • John Cruse Merchant is an attorney with the firm of Peck, Shaffer and Williams.

 

Gov. Beshear has appointed the following members to the Western Kentucky University Board of Regents to serve for terms expiring June 30, 2015:

 

  • Fredrick A. Higdon, of Lebanon, is an attorney and CPA with Spragens and Higdon, P.S.C. He will replace Nell Forrest Roberts, of Owensboro, whose term has expired.

 

  • Robert D. Wilkey, of Scottsville, is an attorney with Commonwealth Brands, Inc. and former Kentucky State Representative. He will replace Lois W. Gray, of Vine Grove, whose term has expired.

 

Gov. Beshear has appointed the following members to the University of Louisville Board of Trustees to serve for terms expiring June 30, 2015:

 

  • Kevin W. Cosby, of Louisville, is senior pastor of St. Stephen Baptist Church and president of Simmons College of Kentucky. He will replace Jessica S. Loving, Louisville, whose term has expired.

 

  • Mark E. Lynn, of Louisville, is an optometrist and business owner. He will replace Marie K. Abrams, of Prospect, whose term has expired.

 

  • Phoebe A. Wood, of Louisville, is the director of Angel Investor. She will replace Sandra M. Snowden, of Louisville, whose term has expired.

 

Gov. Beshear has appointed the following members to the Kentucky State University Board of Regents to serve for terms expiring June 30, 2015:

 

  • Mindy Barfield, of Lexington, is an attorney with the firm of Dinsmore & Shohl. She will replace Edward S. Willis, Maryland, whose term has expired.

 

  • Syamala H.K. Reddy, of Hazard, is a physician in private practice. The appointment will replace JoJuana L. Leavell-Greene, of Lexington, whose term has expired.

 

  • Charles Whitehead, of Villa Hills, is the past president of Ashland, Inc. Foundation. He will replace Virnal J. Alston, of Goshen, who has resigned. Whitehead shall serve for the remainder of the unexpired term ending June 30, 2010.

 

Gov. Beshear has appointed the following members to the Kentucky Community and Technical College System Board of Regents to serve for terms expiring July 21, 2015:

 

  • Gail Ritchie Henson, Ph.D., of Louisville, is a professor at Bellarmine University. She will replace Brenda R. Corey, of Gray, whose term has expired.

 

  • Doris C. Thomas, of Smiths Grove, is an administrator with Commonwealth Health Corporation. She will replace Joseph B. Wise, III, of Louisville, whose term has expired.

 

Gov. Beshear has appointed the following members to the Kentucky Council on Postsecondary Education:

 

  • Ellen Call, of Louisville, is a former member of the Louisville Metro Council. She will replace Peggy M. Bertelsman, of Ft. Thomas, whose term has expired. Call shall serve for a term expiring Dec. 31, 2014.

 

  • Joe Graviss, of Versailles, is a businessman. He will replace John R. Hall, of Lexington, whose term has expired. Graviss shall serve for a term expiring Dec. 31, 2014.

 

  • Marcia Milby Ridings, of London, is an attorney with Hamm, Milby and Ridings. She will replace John S. Turner, of Lebanon, who has resigned. Ridings shall serve for the remainder of the unexpired term ending Dec. 31, 2009.

 

  • Joseph B. Wise, III, Louisville, is business manager of the Greater Louisville Buildings and Trade Council. He will replace Kevin W. Canafax, of Covington, who has resigned. Dr. Wise shall serve for the remainder of the unexpired term ending Dec. 31, 2010.

 

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