Dr. Dunn

Politics
4:15 pm
Fri March 29, 2013

Whitfield Weighs In on Restricted Fishing, PGPD, DOMA and MSU President Randy Dunn

Republican Kentucky Congressman Ed Whitfield (KY-01) visited WKMS this week to discuss many of his ongoing projects. You can hear the full interview above, or see a brief summary of topics below.

Tail Water Fishing on Cumberland River:

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Higher Education
4:44 pm
Thu March 28, 2013

Curris Issues Response to Complaint of Alleged Illegal Meeting

Atty: Jim Deckard

Murray State Board of Regents Chairman Constantine Curris says, through a letter from Murray State’s legal counsel that he will discuss, at the board’s next meeting, what transpired at a social gathering for some regents the night before the board’s March meeting, but he won't nullify any votes cast by the board on the following day.

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Higher Education
9:41 pm
Tue March 26, 2013

Some MSU Faculty Members Forming Union Local To Strengthen Faculty Voices

Dr. Kevin Binfield
Credit Murray State.EDU

Some Murray State faculty members are in the early stages of starting a local chapter of an educators union following a Board of Regents vote against extending current president Randy Dunn’s contract.

MSU’s Faculty Senate previously issued a letter to the board supporting a new contract for Dunn.

English Professor Kevin Binfield hosted a small group of faculty members Tuesday for officer elections to form a local chapter of the American Association of University Professors (AAUP).  Binfield says forming the union may strengthen faculty voices.

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Higher Education
1:02 pm
Mon March 25, 2013

Curris Responds to Staff Congress Letter Expressing Disappointment in Board's Contract Vote

Credit Murray State.EDU

Murray State University’s Board of Regents Chairman Dr. Constantine (Deno) Curris has responded to a letter from the university’s Staff Congress that expressed the body’s concerns over metrics the board used when it decided not to renew President Randy Dunn’s contract.

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Higher Education
10:07 pm
Thu March 21, 2013

Lexington Attorney Files Open Meetings Complaint Against Murray State Board of Regents

Jim Deckard

A Lexington-based attorney with a history representing former Kentucky Governor Ernie Fletcher has sent a complaint to Murray State’s Board of Regents Chair alleging a violation of Kentucky’s Open Meeting law.

Jim Deckard sent the complaint to Dr. Constantine Curris Thursday. Deckard, referencing media reports, says a quorum of regents gathered at regent Sharon Green’s home and discussed board business the night before the board’s quarterly meeting.

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Higher Education
4:30 pm
Tue March 19, 2013

Newspaper Editorials and MSU's Staff Congress Question Board of Regents Social Gathering

Two Kentucky newspaper editorials call into question a social gathering held for five or six Murray State Regents the night before a failed vote on renewing a four-year contract for MSU President Dr. Randy Dunn.  MSU's Board of  Regents voted 7 to 4 against extending Dunn a new four year contract on Friday.  On Thursday evening Regent Sharon Green invited regents who don't live in Murray  to her home for a social gathering.  Board Chairman Constantine Curris told WKMS he thought 5 or 6 regents were in attendance and they discussed university business.

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Higher Education
10:05 pm
Sat March 16, 2013

Curris: MSU Board Members Casually Discussed Business on Night Before Vote on Dunn's Contract

Credit Murray State.EDU

Murray State University Board of Regents Chairman, Dr. Constantine Curris, says some board members gathered at a social event at the home of regent Sharon Green the night before Friday’s quarterly meeting.  Board members voted not to renew president Randy Dunn’s contract at Friday's meeting, despite 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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Higher Education
11:06 am
Wed March 13, 2013

Dunn Is Not A Finalist for NIU Presidency

Murray State University President Randy Dunn says he is not one of the four finalists seeking the post of Northern Illinois University President. Dunn made his comments today following a public meeting on proposed changes to the university budget including cuts, and new revenue.

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Higher Education
12:39 pm
Fri March 8, 2013

Uncertainty Surrounds Murray State's Budget and President Ahead of Meeting Next Week

Uncertainty has shrouded Murray State University during the last six months as ongoing questions surround the future of the president‘s contract and the university’s budget.  In August Murray State’s Board of Regents charged President Randy Dunn to conduct a full review of the University’s budget in attempt to find cuts, efficiencies and new revenue. All the while, Dunn has been pressing the board of regents to extend his contract, which expires in 2014. The board is required to take action by June 2013, but could do so at any time.  In the meantime Dunn has said that he will continue to seek “exceptional “ career opportunities available to him until the board decides to take action on his contract.

Budget:

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Education
1:50 pm
Thu February 28, 2013

Dr. Dunn Outlines Roll-Out of Cuts, Reallocation and New Revenue for MSU in Monthly Conversation

In this monthly chat, Murray State University President Dr. Randy Dunn reacts to the first meeting of the Board of Regents ad-hoc committee tasked with reviewing his contract, details his plan to roll out findings from Budget Planning and Review Team, explains how the so called “sequester” could impact MSU and how the university is preparing for re-accreditation.

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