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Western Kentucky University Board of Regents

Authority: KRS 164.321
Status: Active
Term: 6 years
Description: The WKU Board of Regents is made up of eight members appointed by the Governor and three other members, including a teaching faculty representative, a nonteaching employee representative and the student body president.
Composition: 8 members appointed by the Governor. No more than 2 members shall be from the same county. Appointments shall reflect the proportional representation of the 2 leading political parties; reflect proportional representation of the minority racial composition of the Commonwealth; and reflect, inasmuch as possible, equal representation of the 2 sexes. The gubernatorial appointments may include 1 graduate of the respective institution who resides outside the State. 1 member of teaching faculty elected by faculty body, 1 university non-teaching personnel member elected by the non-teaching employees, and 1 student member, that member shall be student body president if such is a permanent resident of Kentucky. Members shall serve no more than 2 full consecutive terms.
Compensation: Expenses
Meeting Schedule: Quarterly and as needed
Number of Members: 11
Needs Senate Confirmation: No
          Western Kentucky University 1906 College Heights Blvd.
          Bowling Green, KY
County: Warren
Phone: (270) 745-0111
Fax: (270) 745-5387


NameAppointedTerm ExpiresPositionCounty
Bale, Dr. Phillip W.6/26/20157/30/2021RegentBarren
Higdon, Frederick A.6/26/20157/30/2021ChairMarion
Johnson, Gillard B. III7/26/20136/30/2019RegentJessamine
Porter, J. David 8/1/20146/30/2020RegentFayette
Ridley, John W.7/25/20126/30/2018RegentWarren
Smith, Dr. Tamela W.6/30/2018Member, Staff Representative
Burch, Dr. Barbara G.10/1/2017Member, Faculty Representative
Richey, Jay Todd6/30/2017Member, Student Representative
McKinney, Jason8/12/20166/30/2022MemberAllen
Hinson, Julie A.8/12/20166/30/2022MemberJefferson
Nichols, George III7/13/20176/30/2023Member
Ball, Linda Gamblin7/27/20186/30/2024MemberFayette

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