FRANKFORT — Gov. Steve Beshear made several appointments Wednesday to state university and higher education agency boards. The appointments included two new members to the University of Kentucky Board of Trustees.
Appointed to the UK board to serve for terms expiring June 30, 2018, were Kelly Sullivan Holland of Lexington, who works in sales for Merck & Co., and Mark P. Bryant, a Paducah attorney. Bryant has given at least $26,900 in political donations since 2005, including contributions to Beshear and the Kentucky Democratic Party.
Holland replaces Sandy Patterson, whose term has expired. Holland will represent university alumni. Bryant will replace Erwin Roberts, whose term has expired.
Beshear appointed to the University of Louisville Board of Regents Dr. Joseph W. Prather II of Elizabethtown, a doctor and chief medical officer for Baptist Healthcare System, and James Steven Wilson of Louisville, owner of 21C Museum Hotel. Both will serve until June 30, 2018.
Prather replaces Rebecca Jackson, whose term has expired. Wilson replaces Jack Chester Porter, whose term has expired. Beshear reappointed to the board Ronald D. Butt, a certified financial planner in Louisville.
To the Kentucky State University Board of Regents for a term expiring June 30, 2018, Beshear appointed Ekumene Makinde Lysonge, a Louisville attorney and a vice president with Chruchill Downs Inc. Lysonge, whose appointment takes effect Aug. 1, replaces Laura M. Douglas, whose term has expired.
Beshear has appointed Wayne M. Martin, a Winchester broadcast television executive with Gray Television Inc., to serve the remainder of David M. Hawpe's unexpired term, which ends June 30, 2016. Hawpe, a former editor of The Courier-Journal, recently resigned from the board.
Beshear has reappointed Paul C. Goodpaster, a Morehead banker, to Morehead State's board for a term expiring June 30, 2018.
The governor reappointed Stephen A. Williams, president and CEO of Norton Healthcare, to the Murray State University Board of Regents for a term expiring June 30, 2018.
He appointed Richard A. Boehne, president and CEO of the E.W. Scripps Co., to the Northern Kentucky University Board of Regents for a term expiring June 30, 2018. He replaces Charles H. Brown, whose term has expired.
Former state Health and Family Services Secretary Janie Miller of Shelbyville was appointed by Beshear to the Eastern Kentucky University Board of Regents to serve for the remainder of an unexpired term ending June 30, 2015. The appointment replaces David B. Sloan, who resigned.
Beshear has reappointed William Craig Turner, a Lexington real estate developer, to the Eastern Kentucky Board of Regents to serve for a term expiring June 30, 2018.
Beshear has appointed John W. Ridley, a Bowling Green investment officer and managing director for Wells Fargo Advisors, to the Western Kentucky University Board of Regents for a term expiring June 30, 2018. The appointment replaces James G. Meyer, whose term has expired.
To the Governor's Council on Postsecondary Education, Beshear appointed Christopher J. Ryan Jr., a Lexington law student at the University of Kentucky who will represent students for a term ending June 30, 2013. The appointment replaces Kirby L. O'Donoghue, whose term has expired.
Beshear also has appointed to the council Thomas Kennedy Helm III, a Louisville attorney with Stites & Harbison. The appointment replaces Jim D. Skaggs, whose term has expired. Helm shall serve for a term expiring Dec. 31, 2017.
Other appointments to the council were Edgewood attorney Arnold Taylor, to replace Ellen C. Call, who has resigned; Carolyn M. Ridley of Bowling Green, a vice president of regulatory affairs for twtelecom, for a term expiring Dec. 31, 2017, to replace Joseph S. Weis, whose term has expired; and Sherrill Brakmeier Zimmerman of Prospect, a retired educator, administrator and coach, to replace former Gov. Paul E. Patton, who has resigned. Taylor will serve until Dec. 31, 2014, and Zimmerman will serve for the remainder of the unexpired term ending Dec. 31, 2013.
Beshear appointed Barry K. Martin of Hazard, chief executive officer of Primary Care Centers of Eastern Kentucky, to the Kentucky Community and Technical College System Board of Regents for a term expiring July 21, 2018. Martin replaces Thomas O. Zawacki, whose term has expired.
Beshear reappointed Porter G. Peeples, president and CEO of Urban League of Lexington-Fayette County, to the Kentucky Community and Technical College System Board of Regents for a term expiring July 21, 2018.
The governor appointed the following to the Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority:
■ Elaine Farris of Winchester, superintendent of the Clark County school system. The appointment replaces Lawrence L. Jones, who has resigned. Farris will serve for the remainder of the unexpired term ending July 15, 2014.
■ J. Scott Wantland, of Shepherdsville, an attorney with Wantland Law PLLC. The appointment replaces Carla A. Blanton, who has resigned. Wantland will serve for the remainder of the unexpired term ending Aug. 1, 2014.
Beshear reappointed the following to the Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority for terms expiring July 15, 2016:
■ David L. Allen of Frankfort, a government administrator.
■ Brent A. McKim, of Louisville, a Jefferson County teacher affiliated with the Jefferson County teachers' union.