Board of Regents

Matt Markgraf, WKMS

Murray State University has selected their next Dean of the College of Humanities and Fine Arts, pending approval from the Board of Regents. 

Matt Markgraf, WKMS

Murray State University President Dr. Bob Davies outlined the proposed performance funding model at the Board of Regents meeting Friday. He also discussed potential changes with Kentucky joining the State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements, or SARA. Other topics included an update on the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), building projects and the Presidential Lecture. Here's an overview:

Matt Markgraf, WKMS

Murray State University’s Board of Regents hold their quarterly meeting Friday. The agenda includes insight into how newly proposed performance funding metrics could affect the university should it pass the state legislature. 

Matt Markgraf, WKMS

The first Murray State University Board of Regents meeting of the new academic year began this morning with a ceremony swearing in four regents: two Governor appointees Lisa Rudolph and Dr. Walter Bumphus, Faculty Regent Katherine Farmer and (returning) Student Regent Clint Combs.

Annual Retreat and Big Picture Topics

Matt Markgraf, WKMS

Kentucky college and university presidents aren't shying away from performance funding set to go into effect next summer, but a philosophical disagreement between them remains ahead of a December deadline. 

Matt Markgraf, WKMS

Questions both 'practical' and 'philosophical' began Murray State's Quarterly Board of Regents meeting today, along with a tone of cautious optimism. In passing the budget for the 2016-17 fiscal year, university officials report being in a generally good financial position in terms of preparation for and managing state funding cuts. 

Matt Markgraf, WKMS

Murray State University president Bob Davies is providing further details of cutbacks at the school in response to state funding cuts and decreased enrollment.

John Null/WKMS

In a specially-called meeting, the Murray State University Board of Regents on Friday approved a 4.5 percent tuition and mandatory fee increase, in reaction state funding cuts.

Matt Markgraf, WKMS

The Murray State Board of Regents expressed support in their quarterly meeting Friday of the efforts led by President Dr. Bob Davies in keeping the university community informed about the looming budget crisis. Regent Chair Harry Lee Waterfield, Jr. said potential higher ed funding cuts are one of the most important issues facing post-secondary institutions in Kentucky in generations. 

Chad Lampe

Murray State’s Board of Regents has set the university’s budget and it includes a five percent tuition increase for the upcoming school year. The increase, with added fees, ups the cost for attendance for full time in-state students by $174.00 per semester (*correction we inaccurately reported the increase for the academic year). The increased tuition is estimated to add $4.9m to the operating budget. Housing rates will also rise four percent.

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