FRANKFORT — Gov. Steve Beshear named dozens of new trustees Monday to the boards of the state's universities and the Council on Postsecondary Education.
Beshear named three people to the University of Kentucky board to replace trustees whose terms expired. The three will serve until June 30, 2015. They are:
■ Carol "Bill" Gatton of Kingsport, Tenn., who will replace Phillip Patton of Glasgow. Gatton, a Kentucky native for whom the Carol Martin Gatton College of Business is named, owns car dealerships in Tennessee, Virginia, Texas and Alabama. He graduated from the UK in 1954 with a degree in business.
■ James W. Stuckert of Prospect, a stock broker with Hilliard Lyons. He replaces James F. Hardymon of Lexington. Stuckert earned undergraduate and graduate degrees from UK.
■ Barbara Young of Lexington, who will replace JoEtta Wickliffe of Harrodsburg.
Also Monday, Beshear appointed four people to the Kentucky Council on Postsecondary Education, which sets statewide higher education goals:
■ Ellen Call, a member of the Louisville Metro Council, who will replace Peggy M. Bertelsman of Fort Thomas, whose term has expired. Call's term expires Dec. 31, 2014.
■ Joe Graviss of Versailles, who owns several McDonald's restaurants in Central Kentucky. He will replace John R. Hall of Lexington, whose term has expired. Graviss' term expires Dec. 31, 2014.
■ Marcia Milby Ridings of London, a lawyer with Hamm, Milby and Ridings. She will replace John S. Turner of Lebanon, who has resigned. Ridings' term expires Dec. 31.
■ Joseph B. Wise III of Louisville, business manager of the Greater Louisville Buildings and Trade Council. He will replace Kevin W. Canafax of Covington, who has resigned. Wise's term expires Dec. 31, 2010.
For a complete list of the appointments to all university boards, go to Bluegrass Politics at http://bluegrasspolitics.bloginky.com.