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Classes beginning at 4pm today on the WKU Bowling Green campus are canceled. ALL Thursday and Friday classes on all campuses are 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. Follow WKU News for the latest updates. #WKUAlert

President's Office | Staff - Gary A. Ransdell

Dr. Gary A. Ransdell

Dr. Gary A. Ransdell


Office:  Craig Administrative Center
Phone:  (270) 745-4346


Gary A. Ransdell was named President of Western Kentucky University on September 12, 1997. He received his Bachelor's and Master's degrees from WKU in 1973 and 1974, followed by a Doctorate in Higher Education from Indiana University in 1978. Dr. Ransdell came to WKU following his service as Vice President for Administration and Advancement at Clemson University in South Carolina. Prior to that, he served as Director of Alumni Relations at Southern Methodist University. Dr. Ransdell is leading WKU through a transformation from a university of regional importance to A Leading American University with International Reach.  President Ransdell's Full Bio

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