WKU Regents rename residence hall, approve new programs
- WKU News
- Friday, August 6th, 2021
Dr. Phillip Bale, chair of the WKU Board of Regents, administered the oath of office to Student Regent Matthew Wininger (center) and Regent Doris C. Thomas (right). (WKU photo by Clinton Lewis)
During its quarterly meeting on Friday (August 6), the Western Kentucky University Board of Regents approved the renaming of Northeast Hall to Munday Hall. The change honors Margaret Munday, WKU’s first African American student to enroll at the institution. Munday Hall will be the first building on campus named after an African American.
The Board also approved the philanthropic naming of the ROTC Cadet Lounge in Diddle Arena as the 1 LT Eric D. Yates Cadet Lounge. The naming honors Eric Yates, in recognition of his leadership in WKU’s ROTC program and his service to his country.
Also, the Board approved the philanthropic naming of the Ted Hornback W-Club Room in Diddle Arena. This naming is in recognition of the generous gifts of W-Club members and honors Ted Hornback, a former student-athlete, coach, staff member and administrator at WKU.
Additionally, two new Regents took the Oath of Office. Doris C. Thomas of Smiths Grove and Matthew Wininger of Bowling Green, WKU’s Student Regent, were sworn in by Chair Phillip Bale.
The Board also approved a number of personnel items, as well as the following new academic programs:
- Bachelor of Arts in Legal Studies
- Undergraduate Certificate in Athletic Coaching
- Undergraduate Certificate in Floristry
- Undergraduate Certificate in Spanish Language
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