Murray State University

Education
2:53 pm
Mon July 29, 2013

Murray State Makes List of Top Employers

Murray State University is one of three Kentucky institutions cited as a top place to work by an industry publication.

The rankings listed on the Chronicle of Higher Education's website also include Frontier Nursing University in Leslie County and Somerset Community College.

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Higher Education
1:51 pm
Fri July 26, 2013

MSU Presidential Search Committee Selects National Search Firm Witt/Kieffer

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Murray State’s Presidential Search Committee unanimously selected national firm Witt/Keiffer to manage the search process for the university’s next president. The committee chose the firm from a list of three preferred firms.

MSU’s Director of Procurement Deanne Toby says the details of Witt/Keiffer’s proposal will be public once the company and the university draft a contract.

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Arts
2:47 pm
Wed June 26, 2013

Town & Gown Community Band Perform Saturday at Lovett

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Murray Town & Gown Community Band Conductor Todd Hill and Murray State Director of Community Relations Mark Welch join Tracy Ross today on Sounds Good to speak about the Murray Town & Gown Community Band concert coming up this Saturday in Lovett Auditorium during the city's Freedom Fest, prior to the fireworks display. Town & Gown is a partnership between the university and the city of Murray, geared towards facilitating the discussion and opporunity for collaborative events, philanthropy, and service. See more at about Town & Gown.

Higher Education
3:45 pm
Fri June 7, 2013

MSU's Presidential Search Committee Plans to Use National Search Firm

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Murray State’s Presidential Search Committee plans to hire a search firm to find the university’s next president.  The committee held its first meeting today. Murray State is looking for a president after its Board of Regents voted against extending a new contract to current president, Randy Dunn. Dunn’s contract expires in June 2014, but he is expected to leave in July to take the helm of Youngstown State University in Ohio.

MSU Foundation Director Tim Miller will act as an interim  during the search for a permanent president.

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Education
9:48 am
Fri June 7, 2013

MSU Board of Regents Approves Dr. Tim Miller as Interim President

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.

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Higher Education
5:30 pm
Fri May 10, 2013

MSU's Dunn Selected to be Youngstown State's Next President

Murray State President Randy Dunn has been selected to be Youngstown State University's next president. The Youngstown State Board of Trustees authorized board Chair Sudershan Garg and Vice Chair John Jakubek to negotiate and execute an employment contract with Dunn. Garg emphasized that the appointment is not final until contract terms can be reached. 

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Education
12:42 pm
Fri May 10, 2013

Murray State to Close Parking Lots Next Week

Several parking lots on the campus of Murray State University will be closed next week for resurfacing.

The Regents College west parking lot, the Purcell Tennis Courts parking lot, the Lee Clark College south parking lot and the Elizabeth College north parking lot will all be closed from Monday, May 13 to Friday, May 17.

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Higher Education
9:18 am
Fri May 10, 2013

MSU Board of Regents Vote Again Against New Contract for Dunn

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Murray State University’s Board of Regents Chairman Constantine Curris will begin the work of forming a search committee for a new MSU president in the coming weeks. The board voted Friday morning for a second time, 7 to 4, against extending President Randy Dunn a new contract. The second vote came after Kentucky’s Attorney General declared an illegal meeting occurred at social gathering for a majority of regents the night before the board’s first vote.

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Education
12:01 pm
Fri May 3, 2013

MSU Offers New Online-Only Degree

Murray State University will offer a new online-only masters degree in public administration this fall. Department Chair Dr. Bill Cassie said a number of students have expressed a preference in obtaining the graduate degree online. Students can complete the program in 12 or 24 months. Murray State now offers 5 undergraduate degrees and 6 graduate degrees online.

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Higher Education
2:40 pm
Wed April 24, 2013

Dunn Selects MSU's Jay Morgan to Serve as Provost

Joseph (Jay) Morgan
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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.

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