Gov. Steve Beshear appointed Jo Hern Curris to serve as a member of the University of Kentucky Board of Trustees.
Curris is director of spouse programs for the American Association of State Colleges and Universities in Washington, D.C. She received a bachelor's in political science and economics degree and a law degree from UK.
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She is the wife of Constantine Curris, a former president of Murray State University, University of Northern Iowa and Clemson University. He is now president of the American Association of State Colleges and Universities in Washington.
The UK Board of Trustees is comprised of 20 members, with 16 appointed by the governor, two faculty representatives, one non-teaching personnel representative and one student body representative. Jo Hern Curris replaces Myra Leigh Tobin, an alumni trustee since 2002.
Curris gave $1,000 to Beshear's campaign last year.