Board of Regents

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.

Caution signs at crosswalks address a growing issue in Murray:  traffic and pedestrians using 16th Street.  Murray State's Chief Facilities Officer and Director of Facilities Design and Construction Kim Oatman presented a study of the situation to the Board of Regents at its most recent meeting. We learn more about it with Kate Lochte's recent conversation with Mr. Oatman.

Download the PDF of the presentation.

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Presidential Search Committee Witt/Kieffer told a Murray State University’s Presidential Search Committee Wednesday that it would be best to keep the names and specific details of the search process confidential.

Witt/Kieffer Managing Partner John Thornburgh told the Presidential Search Committee keeping those details under wraps would open the pool to higher quality candidates who might not want their name announced publicly. Committee Chairman Pro-tem Harry Lee Waterfield said the regents want to bring the best candidates in and will consider Thornburgh’s advice.

We feel there’s a trend nationally for really good candidates to want to not be in an open process where their name is battered about and we don’t want to limit the pool,” Waterfield said. “We’re going to try to find a way to have a process that’s open but maybe not as wide open as some in the past.”

Dunn Visits Youngstown State Thursday

May 1, 2013
Murray State University

Murray State University President Randy Dunn will visit Youngstown State University tomorrow for a series of open forums.

Dunn is one of three finalists to become Youngstown’s next president.

Murray State University's Board of Regents Student member Jeremiah Johnson is defending his vote to not renew President Randy Dunn’s contract. Johnson's vote was not based in any official position of the Student Government Association.

Murray State’s Board of Regents has voted 7 to 4 against extending President Randy Dunn’s contract. The decision comes despite the letters of support for Dunn from the school’s faculty senate and staff congress, as well as 27 west Kentucky school superintendents.

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