Murray State Board of Regents

Higher Education
8:14 am
Thu April 4, 2013

MSU President Speaks Out Regarding Ad-Hoc Contract Review Committee Report

Murray State University President Randy Dunn is speaking out publicly for the first time regarding a draft report from a Board of Regents ad-hoc contract review committee. The report depicts university progress and/or lack thereof during Dunn’s six year tenure. Faculty Senate and Staff Congress members questioned board chairman Dr. Constantine Curris about many aspects of the report this week. Curris stands by the work. Dunn takes issue with a number of elements, “I think on the academic performance side, to some degree, there was a little bit of cherry picking that went on to make a worse case than what exists,” Dunn said.

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Higher Education
3:53 pm
Wed April 3, 2013

Student Regent Explains Vote Not To Renew Dunn's Contract

Murray State University's Board of Regents Student member Jeremiah Johnson is defending his vote to not renew President Randy Dunn’s contract. Johnson's vote was not based in any official position of the Student Government Association.

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Higher Education
10:39 pm
Tue April 2, 2013

MSU Regents Voted Against New Contract for Dunn Based on Individual Feelings and Experiences

MSU Board Chairman Dr. Constantine Curris answers questions from members of the Faculty Senate and Staff Congress.

Murray State’s Board of Regents Chairman Dr. Constantine Curris answered an hour’s worth of questions Tuesday afternoon from faculty and staff regarding the board’s vote not to extend Murray State President Randy Dunn’s contract. That vote came on March 15th the day after 5 to 6 regents met for a social gathering and casually discussed university business. A Lexington attorney is questioning that social gathering as an illegal meeting. Curris maintains there was no collusion or discussion of a vote on the president’s contract at that gathering.

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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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Education
2:45 pm
Wed February 13, 2013

MSU Presidential Contract Review Committee Sets Goals and Now Unsure on Closed Meeting

Credit Chad Lampe

A Murray State Board of Regents Ad Hoc committee will gather data under four headings to review President Randy Dunn’s contract.  Board Chairman Dr. Constantine Curris met with Vice-Chair Marilyn Buchanon, and Finance Committee Chair Stephen Williams in Louisville today.

The four subjects the committee intend to evaluate include: the university’s progress during the last five years, statements and resolutions of support or criticism, presidential and board relationships and contract provisions.  

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Education
4:32 pm
Fri February 1, 2013

MSU President 'Confused' about Ad-Hoc Committee's Closed Door Meeting Plans

Murray State University’s President says he's confused about an ad-hoc committee's planned closed door meeting about his contract.  Randy Dunn's current contract expires in June of 2014, and requires the university's Board of Regents to act on his contract one year before expiration. The board voted to create the ad-hoc committee in December.

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Education
9:00 am
Thu January 31, 2013

January Monthly Chat: Dunn Unclear on Contract Committee's Work and Proposed Closed Meetings

In this month’s conversation, among other topics, Dr. Dunn discusses Murray State's Board of Regents’ newly created ad-hoc committee to review his contract. The committee consists of Regents Marilyn Buchanon, Stephen Williams and Board Chairman Dr. Constantine “Deno” Curris.  The board formed the committee as questions surrounded Dunn’s future at MSU. Dunn’s contract expires in June of 2014. He also underwent a comprehensive employment review in 2012.

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Education
2:59 pm
Tue December 4, 2012

Dunn is Finalist for Florida Education Commissioner Position

Murray State University President Dr. Randy Dunn is one of three finalists for the Florida Education Commissioner position. Department of Education spokesperson Kassandra Elekes says Dunn submitted his application last Friday and interviews for the position on December 11th.

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