Murray State Board of Regents

Dr. Bob Davies, Murray State University

The new academic year is getting underway at Murray State University. MSU President Dr. Bob Davies speaks with Matt Markgraf on Sounds Good about updates on performance funding, state appropriation, the newly appointed Regents, construction projects and much more. 

Matt Markgraf, WKMS

Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin has made several appointments to the governing boards of state universities, including the Murray State University Board of Regents.

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Murray State’s Board of Regents has endorsed the university’s strategic plan with some commentary regarding university marketing and branding. The development process of the seven-year plan has been ongoing since the fall of 2014.

Murray State University's Board of Regents approved a tuition increase and the establishing of an Honors College during its quarterly meeting today. 

Murray State University

Murray State University President Bob Davies stopped by WKMS to discuss topics ranging from a long-discussed tobacco ban to the school’s overall marketing approach.

Murray State University’s Board of Regents has endorsed the expansion of a dual enrollment program for high school students in and around Murray. The Thoroughbred Academy currently operates at MSU’s Hopkinsville regional campus. The academy offers courses to high school seniors to obtain both high school and college credit. The board’s move allows MSU officials to expand the program to MSU’s Murray campus.  The program boosts MSU’s enrollment and also allows high school graduates to enter college with a number of courses completed toward graduation.

Hopkinsville Mayor Dan Kemp, 68, is the newest member of the Murray State University Board of Regents. Governor Beshear’s office released Kemp’s name on Friday along with many other gubernatorial appointees. Kemp, a Democrat, replaces the term limited Marilyn Buchanon, also a Democrat.

Murray State University’s Board of Regents is poised to approve its annual budget at its quarterly meeting Friday.  MSU’s leadership team has spent another year looking to cut expenses and find more revenue as state funding continues to decline for state universities.

Chad Lampe

It appears serendipitous that Dr. Bob Davies is a finalist for Murray State’s Presidency. Davies says his teenage daughter, who has a desire to be the Executive Director of the Kentucky Horse Park, earnestly told him that for her to achieve that goal she’d need to attend Murray State University for its pre-vet program and equine science program.

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.