Gov. Bevin Appoints Don Irvin Tharpe to Murray State’s Board of Regents

Jul 13, 2017

Credit Matt Markgraf, WKMS

Kentucky Governor Matt Bevin has appointed Don Irvin Tharpe to Murray State University’s Board of Regents. 

Tharpe is past president of the Pan American Health and Education Foundation and former executive of the Association of School Business Officials International. He is a Murray State “Distinguished Alumnus” where he has earned degrees in industrial education.

MSU President Bob Davies said in a statement, “A graduate of Murray State University, Dr. Tharpe is a fine example of our outstanding alumni. He has committed his life’s work to affording opportunities for future students. I look forward to working with him, along with our entire Board of Regents, as we continue our work to advance this fine institution.” 

Tharpe is from Nicholasville and will serve for a term expiring in June 2023. He fills the vacancy created upon the expiration of Jenny Sewell’s term.

Bevin also made numerous appointments to university boards across the commonwealth.

This story has been updated.