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Board of Regents

WKU Regents dined on foods from Kentucky farms and producers at the WKU Ag Farm during their annual retreat.WKU's Board of Regents installed new officers Friday (July 24). From left: Frederick A. Higdon of Lebanon, Chair; Melissa B. Dennison of Glasgow, Vice Chair and Cynthia Harris of Louisville, Secretary.President Gary Ransdell recognized former WKU SGA President Nicki Taylor (Seay) for her time as Student Regent.The WKU Board of Regents toured the set of 'Cooking 80/20 with Robin Shea," an upcoming show on WKU-PBS, during their annual retreat in July 2015.Tamela Smith was sworn in as new Staff Regent on July 24, 2015.WKU Regents enjoyed dinner at the WKU Ag Farm at their annual retreat on July 23, 2015.Dr. Barbara Burch was sworn in as new Faculty Regent on October 31, 2014.

WKU Regents dined on foods from Kentucky farms and producers at the WKU Ag Farm during their annual retreat.

WKU's Board of Regents installed new officers Friday (July 24). From left: Frederick A. Higdon of Lebanon, Chair; Melissa B. Dennison of Glasgow, Vice Chair and Cynthia Harris of Louisville, Secretary.

President Gary Ransdell recognized former WKU SGA President Nicki Taylor (Seay) for her time as Student Regent.

The WKU Board of Regents toured the set of 'Cooking 80/20 with Robin Shea," an upcoming show on WKU-PBS, during their annual retreat in July 2015.

Tamela Smith was sworn in as new Staff Regent on July 24, 2015.

WKU Regents enjoyed dinner at the WKU Ag Farm at their annual retreat on July 23, 2015.

Dr. Barbara Burch was sworn in as new Faculty Regent on October 31, 2014.

About the WKU Board of Regents

The governing body of Western Kentucky University is an 11 member Board of Regents. Eight of the members are appointed by the Governor from among nominees submitted by a nominating commission. These members serve up to two six-year terms.

Faculty and staff representatives are elected by their peers to three-year terms. The student representative is the President of the Student Government Association and is elected to a one-year term.

All members have voting privileges.



2015 Meeting Schedule / Agendas*

Unless otherwise noted, board meetings take place in the Cornelius A. Martin Regents Room located on the second floor of the Mass Media and Technology Hall.


Quarterly Meetings
  • First Quarterly Meeting - January 23, 2015 (AGENDA & PACKET)
  • Second Quarterly Meeting - April 24, 2015 (AGENDA & PACKET)
  • Special Budget Approval Meeting and Committees: June 26, 2015 (AGENDA & PACKET)
  • Board of Regents Retreat - July 23, 2015 (AGENDA)
  • Third Quarterly Meeting - July 24, 2015 (AGENDA & PACKET)
  • Fourth Quarterly Meeting - October 23, 2015
  • First Quarterly Meeting - January 22, 2016

Committee Meetings
  • March 27, 2015 (AGENDA)
  • May 29, 2015
  • June 26, 2015 (AGENDA)
  • September 25, 2015
  • December 11, 2015

* See Meeting Archives for available meeting minutes and Podcasts for audio recordings.


2016 Meeting Schedule

Quarterly Meetings
  • January 22, 2016
  • April 22, 2016
  • June 24, 2016
  • July 22, 2016
  • October 28, 2016

Committee Meetings
  • March 25, 2016
  • May 27, 2016
  • June 24, 2016
  • September 23, 2016
  • December 9, 2016

 

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