Dr. Tim Miller

Monday marks the first day of work for new Murray State University president Bob Davies, who comes to MSU after five years in the same post at Eastern Oregon University.


Kentucky state universities can raise undergraduate tuition by 8 percent over the next two years.

The Kentucky Council on Postsecondary Education unanimously passed the two-year tuition and mandatory fee ceiling during a meeting Tuesday at Murray State University.

Council on Postsecondary Education

Kentucky’s Council on Postsecondary Education President Bob King says his staff is working through the state budget passed this week to determine the tuition cap for universities across the state.

Last year, CPE capped tuition increases at 3 percent. The budget calls for a 1.5 percent operational funding cut in addition to the state-mandated pension increase, which universities must fund half. For Murray State, that increase alone totals $700,000.

Murray State University

Murray State University President Tim Miller says the Kentucky Senate’s budget proposal that passed Monday has downsides for the university as does the state House’s proposal.

Murray State University’s interim president says he is pleased with most of what he heard in Gov. Steve Beshear’s Tuesday night budget address.

Tim Miller said funding for MSU’s science complex will mean more STEM graduates and money for Hopkinsville’s Breathitt Veterinary Center will benefit for the entire commonwealth.

Murray State University

Murray State's new Paducah Regional Campus is on track to welcome students for the spring semester. The new campus replaces the former MSU campus in Paducah, the old Crisp Center.  The project was approved in May 2011 when the MSU Board of Regents voted to enter into a memorandum of understanding with McCracken County, the City of Paducah and the Greater Paducah Economic Development Council to fund the construction.  

Miller Discusses Budget Reduction Process

Sep 23, 2013
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  Murray State University Interim President Tim Miller has organized and named three small budget task force subcommittees to determine what he calls “common sense” ways to save or cut university expenditures.

The five-to-seven-member subcommittees, which represent students, faculty and staff, will formulate a series of recommendations for review by the full budget task force by Thanksgiving.  

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Murray State University interim President Tim Miller says MSU will appoint a budget task force to examine unexpected  expenses slated for the next fiscal year.

Miller expects the university to face an added $1.7 million dollars in state pension obligations, and an additional  $700,000 dollars in insurance costs for the new calendar year.

The MSU Board of Regents approved unanimously this morning the appointment of Dr. Tim Miller as MSU's interim president at  a fiscal year salary of little more than  $266,000.  Miller assumes the post on the resignation date of current President Dr. Randy Dunn.