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Kentucky Museum Board of Directors


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. 


Kentucky Museum Board of Directors


Ms. Kristina Arnold, Associate Professor, Dept. of Art

Mr. David Bell, Community Member, VP U.S. Bank

Dr. Dorothea Browder, Associate Professor, Dept. of History

Ms. Addie Cheney, Assistant Director, International Programs

Dr. Carrie Cox, Assistant Professor, Applied Human Sciences

Dr. Dawn Hall, Associate Professor of English

Col Michael Harper, USA (Ret)

Mr. Craig Heckman, Executive, Graves Gilbert Clinic

Dr. Cheryl Hopson, Assistant Professor, Dept. of Diversity & Community Studies

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

Tiffany Isselhardt, Program Developer, Girl Museum

Mr. Mike Nichols, Professor, Dept. of Art

Ms. Porta Pennington, Community Member, Writer

Ms. Amy Ross, Community Member, Account Executive, Spectrum

Mr Brent Stinnett, Attorney-At-Law


Ex-Officio Members (non-voting)

Mr. Brent Bjorkman

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