Recently appointed Murray State University Regents, Dr. Walter Bumphus and Lisa Rudolph have deep connections to Murray state, but also in higher education policy and Frankfort politics.
Bumphus of Austin, Texas is the President and CEO of the American Association of Community Colleges. Dr. Bumphus has spent his career forwarding the mission of community colleges as a CEO for the Louisiana Community and Technical College System, Baton Rouge Community College and Brookhaven College in Texas.
Rudolph of Kirksey, KY is the wife of Robbie Rudolph who served as Finance and Administration Cabinet Secretary under Governor Ernie Fletcher.
Robbie Rudolph was also candidate for Lt. Governor as Fletcher's running mate in his failed race for re-election.