Hopkinsville Mayor Dan Kemp, 68, is the newest member of the Murray State University Board of Regents. Governor Beshear’s office released Kemp’s name on Friday along with many other gubernatorial appointees. Kemp, a Democrat, replaces the term limited Marilyn Buchanon, also a Democrat.
Kemp was born in Murray and is an alumnus of Murray State and the University of Kentucky School of Law. Kemp spent four years in the Army from 1971-1975.
Kemp is not seeking another mayoral term. He is married to his wife Henrietta with whom he has four children, one stepson and six grandchildren.
MSU's board of eleven members consists of eight gubernatorial appointees and three elected positions within the University' s faculty, staff and students.
Kemp's six-year term expires June 30, 2020.