On the Boards: Dec.-Jan. 2020

Kentuckians named to organizational leadership roles

AMERICAN COLLEGE OF SURGEONS

Dr. Timothy W. Mullett has been named chair-elect of the Commission on Cancer of the American College of Surgeons. Mullett is medical director of the University of Kentucky Markey Cancer Center.

BLUEGRASS COMMUNITY AND TECHNICAL COLLEGE

Olivia Johnson Scholz has joined the board of directors of Bluegrass Community and Technical College. Scholz is founder of the Bluegrass Business Cooperative, which serves small businesses throughout the region.

FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION

Heather Gate has been named to serve on the Advisory Committee on Diversity and Digital Empowerment for the Federal Communications Commission. Gate is director of digital inclusion for Bowling Green-based Connected Nation.

FOUNDATION FOR A HEALTHY KENTUCKY

Garren Colvin has been appointed to the Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky board of directors. Colvin is president and chief executive officer of St. Elizabeth Healthcare in Northern Kentucky.

GATEWAY FOUNDATION BOARD

Andre Durojaiye has joined the board of the Gateway Community and Technical College Foundation. Durojaiye is vice provost of undergraduate affairs at Northern Kentucky University.

HISTORIC LANDMARKS AND PRESERVATION DISTRICTS COMMISSION

Morgan Ward has been appointed to serve on Louisville Metro Government’s Historic Landmarks and Preservation Districts Commission. Ward is an attorney with Stites & Harbison PLLC.

KENTUCKY CHAMBER OF COMMERCE

Brian Cromer has been elected to the board of directors of the Kentucky Chamber of Commerce. Cromer is a member (partner) with the law firm of Stites & Harbison, based in the Louisville office.

KENTUCKY ASSOCIATION OF THE DEAF

Gary Crase has been elected to the board of directors of the Kentucky Association of the Deaf.

KENTUCKY DERBY MUSEUM

Jill Baffert, Bill Beam, Eden Bridgeman Skienar, Todd Spencer and Gene McLean have been named to the board of directors of the Kentucky Derby Museum. Chris Whelan has been appointed board chair, with Glen Haygood serving as vice chair.

KENTUCKY EDUCATION PROFESSIONAL STANDARDS BOARD

The following individuals have been appointed as members of the Education Professional Standards Board: David L. Dalton, Somerset; Melinda Ellen Goble, Richmond; Johnathan Clay Gay, Flemingsburg; Adam Dewayne Smith, Richmond; Ashley Hughes Vice, Carlisle; Elizabeth J. Smith, Midway; Sherry Wilson Powers, Lexington; and Steven Robert Thomas, Campbellsville.

KENTUCKY FACULTY ADVISORY NETWORK

■ The Council on Postsecondary Education has appointed 13 faculty members to the newly created Kentucky Faculty Advisory Network. The network will provide faculty input on state-level policies and initiatives, and advise CPE President Aaron Thompson on innovative solutions to accelerate student success. Members include: Shannon Hankins, Ashland Community and Technical College; Beth Polin, Eastern Kentucky University; Diane Gibson, Hazard Community and Technical College; Kyle Mahan, Jefferson Community and Technical College; Joe Moffett, Kentucky State University; Flint  Harrelson, Morehead State University; Melony Shemberger, Murray State University; Becky Lee Meadows, Northern Kentucky University; Rhonda Creech, Southeast Community and Technical College; Luke Bradley, University of Kentucky; James Christopher Foreman, University of Louisville; Tyra Henderson, West Kentucky Community and Technical College; and Andrew Mienaltowski, Western Kentucky University.

KENTUCKY INFRASTRUCTURE AUTHORITY

Kurt Allen Stafford, of Lexington, has been appointed to the Kentucky Infrastructure Authority.

LEXARTS

LexArts, a nonprofit organization that works for development a strong arts community in the central Kentucky area, has elected seven new members to its board of directors: Lauren Case, Fayette County Public Schools; Colin Doherty, Hook Interactive; Ken Gish, K&L Gates; Emmy Hartley, Team Cornett; Jill Hall Rose, Rose Law Office and Don Hall GM Supercenter; Chad Rudzik, Fifth Third Bank; Camden Skidmore, Republic Bank; Robin Thomerson, Dinsmore & Shohl, LLP; and Yajaira Aich West, PNC Bank.

MIDWAY UNIVERSITY

■ Midway University has named four new members to its board of trustees: Dr. Ardis Hoven, UK College of Medicine; Billy Van Pelt, American Farmland Trust; Ieasha Allen, Lexmark; and Dr. J.J. Housley, UK Healthcare.

PRICHARD COMMITTEE FOR ACADEMIC EXCELLENCE

■ The Prichard Committee for Academic Excellence has announced seven new members and elected new officers: Chair – Wynn Radford, Hopkinsville; Vice Chair – Clay Ford, Owensboro; Secretary/Treasurer – Carol Lamm, Berea. Leo Calderon, director of Latino programs and services at Northern Kentucky University, has been named to the committee’s board of directors. Joining the committee as new members are: Khamari Brooks, Louisville; Heather Crabbe, Independence; Kimberly Green, Bowling Green; Christian Motley, Lexington; Marvin Swann, Danville;  Afi Tagnedji, Louisville; and Don Trowell, Louisville.

UNIVERSITY OF THE CUMBERLANDS

Michael Mountjoy has been named to the board of trustees at the University of the Cumberlands. Mountjoy is a founding partner at MCM CPAs & Advisors in Louisville.

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