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New director named for Coldstream Research Campus

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.

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