The University of Kentucky Board of Trustees on Tuesday approved the appointment of George Ward as the new executive director of UK's Coldstream Research Campus.
Ward, who has served as a Kentucky commerce cabinet secretary, has 30 years of executive experience in hotel and real estate development, finance and business operations, and government relations, according to a release from UK.
Ward also serves on the board of directors of Commerce Lexington and is a member of the Bluegrass Regional Public Policy Council. He and his wife, Lorie, have six children, including three children currently enrolled at the University of Kentucky.
His salary will be $140,000 annually.