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Classes beginning at 4pm today on the WKU Bowling Green campus are canceled. Thursday and Friday classes also canceled. Online classes will proceed as scheduled. WKU offices will be closed on Thursday, with essential personnel reporting.

WKU Owensboro closed at noon today (Wed., 3/4).

WKU Glasgow evening classes that begin at 5 pm today will be canceled and the WKU Glasgow campus will close at 7 pm.

WKU Elizabethtown-Fort Knox campus will close today at 3 pm and will remain closed Thurs., Fri, and Sat., March 5-7.

Should inclement weather make travel hazardous, residence halls will remain open until Saturday. Follow WKU Housing & Residence Life for updates.

The high school regional basketball tournament games scheduled for tonight have been canceled. Games will be rescheduled for Friday/Saturday.

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GFCB Strategic Planning Council - Phillip Coleman

Dr. Phillip Coleman

Dr. Phillip Coleman

Associate Professor - Information Systems

Office:  GH 216
Phone:  270-745-6982


Prior to entering full-time university life Mr. Coleman was the Director of Operations and Telecommunications at two municipal utility companies where he supervised the Electric and Water transmission/distribution and Telecommunications. His most recent telecommunication accomplishments include helping to design and optimize a wireless Metropolitan Area Network to include ressearch, marketing and financials. Past telecommunications experience includes assisting in the design, implementation and marketing of a synchronous optical network (SONET), high capacity data circuits and high-speed Internet. Additionally Phillip has extensive online training education experience where he has taught over 50 online classes in the last 5 years using WebCT, Blackboard, and Outlook Newsgroups.


M.S., Management Technology, Murray State University
B.S., Public Management, Austin Peay State University
E.d.D., Technology Management, Ball State University

Mr. Coleman is an active member of Kentucky Community and Technical College System technology management committee. Additionally he consults in the training of faculty and staff for a local community college in multiple areas of technology. Other areas of interest include advising Connect Kentucky, a governor appointed task that is charged with providing high-speed Internet access to all Kentucky residents by 2007 and working with a local utility company to consider high-speed Internet to its customers. Mr. Coleman currently teaches Principles of Management Information Systems, Online Training Foundations, Wireless Networking and Server Administration. Phillip retired from the military in 1992 as a Chief Warrant Officer.

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