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Following Murray State Provost Dr. Jay Morgan’s appointment to a position with the Council on Postsecondary Education, MSU President Dr. Bob Davies has tapped Dr. Tim Todd to replace Morgan on an interim basis, beginning July 1st. 

Dr. Todd joined the Murray State faculty in 1995, rising to Assistant Provost in 1998 and Associate Provost in 2002.  Since 2006, Todd has served as dean of MSU’s Arthur J. Bauernfeind College of Business. 

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Murray State University's chief academic officer is stepping down from his post to work with Kentucky’s Council on Postsecondary Education through an agreement that allows him to remain a tenured Murray State faculty member.

CPE Spokesperson Sue Patrick says for the next year Jay Morgan will work solely for the council and won't be teaching.  Morgan's position is new for the CPE. His title will be the Vice President for Academic Affairs. 

With just two weeks to go before the semester ends for most universities in our region, students are preparing for final exams. However, in order to get there, they’ll first have to power through what’s known as dead week.

It's beginning to feel like a new semester at Murray State University. Faculty is returning to prepare lesson plans, students are moving back in to the residential colleges. Murray State Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs Jay Morgan looks ahead to the new academic semester during Sounds Good and previews the "MSU 100" strategic plan to be unveiled soon.

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WKU Provost Gordon Emslie has responded to Morgan and says he never made the statement. WKU Media Relations Director Bob Skipper says the two have met and the situation has been resolved.


Murray State University's Academic Council voted yesterday to restructure two departmental schools and thus eliminate the College of Health Sciences and Human Services.  The step was taken in hopes of reducing administrative costs.

University Provost Jay Morgan made his recommendations to the council Thursday afternoon in MSU’s Wells Hall.

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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.  

MSU Creates New Recruitment Program

Oct 9, 2013
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Murray State is experiencing “sluggishness” when it comes to regional enrollment. That’s according to an email sent by Provost and Vice-president of Academic Affairs Jay Morgan to University staff and faculty yesterday.

To address the issue the University is starting a  program called Racer RoundUp to target more students in its service region.


A Murray city councilman says the group’s decision to allow Sunday alcohol sales at a golf course sends mixed signals to the community even though the issue seems dead.

Councilman Greg Taylor is one of three council members who voted against allowing Sunday sales. He says in a previous reading of the ordinance that allowed sales at the Murray Country Club, the Public Safety Committee suggested Sunday restaurant sales as well. The restaurant language did not make it to a council vote.

Taylor says while the golf course can serve alcohol on Sundays, restaurants won’t anytime soon.

Dunn Selects MSU's Jay Morgan to Serve as Provost

Apr 24, 2013
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Dr. Joseph (Jay) Morgan has been selected to serve as Murray State University’s next provost by Dr. Randy J. Dunn, MSU president. He was selected from a national pool of 84 candidates and was one of four finalists who interviewed for the position. The Provost serves as the university's chief academic officer.

Morgan holds a B.S. degree in agriculture science and business, and an M.S. in agriculture science from MSU. He earned his Ph.D. at Oklahoma State University in agricultural education.