Board of Regents

Higher Education
3:45 pm
Fri June 6, 2014

Murray State to Raise Tuition 5% Faculty and Staff Might Get 1% Raise

Regent Marylin Reed Buchanon receives honor for board service from Chair Curris..
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.

Read more
Society
12:10 pm
Tue December 31, 2013

City of Murray and MSU Eye Changes to 16th Street to Address Traffic/Pedestrian Problems

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.

Read more
Education
5:16 pm
Wed September 4, 2013

Murray State Presidential Search Committee Weighing Confidentiality Suggestions from Search Firm

Credit nse.org

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.”

Read more
Education
6:00 am
Wed May 1, 2013

Dunn Visits Youngstown State Thursday

Credit 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.

Read more
Higher Education
3:53 pm
Wed April 3, 2013

Student Regent Explains Vote Not To Renew Dunn's Contract

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.

Read more
Education
3:10 pm
Fri March 15, 2013

MSU Regents Vote Down Contract Extension for Dunn; Faculty Regent Jack Rose Resigns

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.

Read more
Education
2:19 pm
Wed February 13, 2013

MSU Ad Hoc Presidential Contract Review Committee Meets in Louisville

A Murray State Board of Regents Ad Hoc committee will gather data under four headings to review President Randy Dunn’s contract.  Board Chairman Dr. Constantine Curris met with Vice-Chair Marilyn Buchanon, and Finance Committee Chair Stephen Williams in Louisville today.

Read more
Education
4:32 pm
Fri February 8, 2013

MSU Presidential Contract Review Committee Now Planning Open Meeting

The Murray State University Board of Regents’ Ad-hoc Presidential Contract Review Committee will now meet in open session next week. Coordinator of Board Relations Jill Hunt confirms the committee will meet Wednesday afternoon at Norton Healthcare in Louisville, Kentucky.

Read more
Education
11:47 am
Wed December 12, 2012

Dunn Won't be Florida Education Commissioner

Murray State President Dr. Randy Dunn won’t be Florida’s next Education Commissioner. The Florida Board of Education unanimously chose another finalist, Indiana Superintendent Tony Bennett, during their meeting today.

Read more
Education
5:27 pm
Mon November 19, 2012

Curris responds to MSU Faculty Senate resolution

Murray State’s Board of Regents Chairman Constantine Curris says the board must collectively respond to a MSU faculty Senate resolution supporting President Randy Dunn and asking for the board to take action on Dunn’s contract.

Read more

Pages