Gov. Steve Beshear has appointed Lexington minister C.B. Akins to the University of Kentucky Board of Trustees.
Akins, pastor of Bracktown Baptist Church and a strong advocate of closing the achievement gap among various ethnic and economic groups in Fayette County schools, serves on the Kentucky Board of Education. He will replace Dermontti Dawson on the UK Board.
Beshear also appointed William C. Britton to the board. Britton, a retired accountant from Louisville, will replace Penelope Brown.
Other appointments by Beshear to education boards include:
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■ Morehead State University: Lexington restaurateur Deborah H. Long replaces Sylvia Lovely.
■ Eastern Kentucky University: Lexington attorney Janet A. Craig replaces John W. Bizzack.
■ Kentucky State University: LaVaughn M. Henry of Hebron, an executive with Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland, replaces Wilbert W. James.
■ Murray State University: Jenny L. Sewell of Dawson Springs, the owner and director of Beshear Funeral Home Inc., replaces William C. Adams Jr. Sewell is a first cousin of Beshear, whose family is from Dawson Springs. Beshear's father and Sewell's father ran the funeral home business together, Jenny Sewell said.
■ Northern Kentucky University: Virginia G. Fox, the retired director of Kentucky Educational Television, replaces Nancy B. Kremer.
■ University of Louisville: Bruce M. Henderson of PeeWee Valley, an engineer and owner of Henderson Services LLC, will replace Salem M. George; Laurence N. Benz, a Louisville physical therapist and chief executive of PT Development LLC, will replace Mark E. Lynn.
Gov. Beshear reappointed Robert Curtis Hughes of Murray to the board to serve for a term expiring June 30, 2017.
■ Western Kentucky University: Retired teacher Cynthia Harris of Louisville replaces Yevette Haskins.
■ Kentucky Community and Technical College System: Robert G. Cooper of Newport, vice president of public finance for Hilliard Lyons, replaces Johnna R. Fasold; Carolyn E. "Betsy" Flynn of Murray, president and CEO of Community Financial Services Bank, replaces Carl R. James.
■ Kentucky Council on Postsecondary Education: Joseph B. Wise III, a Louisville business manager for Louisville Building Trades; Dan E. Flanagan, a Campbellsville retiree; and Glenn D. Denton, a Paducah attorney. Kirby O'Donoghue, a graduate of Murray State University, will be the student representative to the board.
■ Kentucky Authority for Educational Television: Karl R. "Rusty" Cheuvront Jr. of Louisville, director of community relations for Brown-Forman, replaces Timothy R. Coleman; Heidi S. Margulis of Louisville, senior vice president of government relations for Humana Inc., replaces Thomas K. Elliott.