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WKU offices in Bowling Green will open at 10 a.m. Friday. Classes Friday remain canceled and campuses in Glasgow, Owensboro and Elizabethtown/Ft. Knox remain closed Friday. Saturday classes in Bowling Green will proceed as scheduled. Here is a link to the University’s attendance policy during adverse weather conditions. Use caution and watch for slick spots on roads and walks. 

Residence Halls remain open until noon Saturday. Bemis & Barnes have space for those who need to stay longer. Visit WKU Housing & Residence Life for more information.

The high school regional basketball tournament games scheduled for Wednesday night were canceled. Games will be rescheduled for Friday/Saturday. Follow WKU News for the latest updates. #WKUAlert

Veterans Upward Bound - Staff - Rick Wright

Rick Wright

Rick Wright


Office:  Jones-Jaggers Hall 127
Phone:  270-745-5008


Rick Wright of Portland, Maine recently joined the VUB staff as a coordinator. Wright has 25 years of experience as a college administrator. Previously, Wright worked at the University of Southern Mississippi, Southern Maine Community College and the University of Southern Maine. He has worked in many different areas of student personnel including: student affairs, continuing education, career services, academic advising and veterans services.

For Wright, this appointment represents a homecoming. He graduated from WKU in 1982 with an MA degree in communication. Wright also worked at Western as the Assistant for Fraternity Affairs from 1980-1982.

“It’s great to be back in Bowling Green,” Wright said. “I look forward to helping veterans in south central Kentucky get into colleges and vocational schools.”

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 Last Modified 9/24/14