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Advisory Board

The Kentucky Museum, as an integral part of Western Kentucky University, fosters a sense of inclusiveness and is dedicated to preserving, interpreting, and exhibiting diverse cultural expressions from the Commonwealth and beyond. The museum is a dynamic university-centered educational resource that sparks discovery by inspiring innovation, elevating communities, and transforming the lives for its students and the community. WKU and the Kentucky Museum are honored to have this energetic assembly of board members representing the university and community at large to help lead us in fulfilling our goals and objectives. 



Ms. Kristina Arnold, Department Head and Professor, Dept. of Art & Design

Mrs. Lisa Basham, Treasury Management Advisor, Pinnacle Financial Partners

Ms. Beth Hester, Owner, GH Productions/The Basketmaker’s Catalog

Dr. Kate Hudepohl, Associate Professor, Dept. of Folk Studies and Anthropology

Dr. Kathryn McClurkin, Instructor, Dept. of History

Mr. Mike Nichols, Professor, Dept. of Art & Design

Ms. Alice Gatewood-Waddell, Executive Director, Bowling Green Human Rights Commission


Ex-Officio Members (non-voting)

Mr. Brent Bjorkman, Director of Kentucky Museum and Kentucky Folklife Program 


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 Last Modified 9/19/23