Gov. Matt Bevin made several appointments late Thursday to public university boards, including naming state Labor Secretary Derrick Ramsey, who was a University of Kentucky and NFL football star, to UK’s Board of Trustees.
Bevin also appointed Dr. Sandra Robbin Shuffett of Nicholasville, who is a physician for Baptist Health and a part-time farmer, to UK’s governing board. She will represent agricultural issues. Both Ramsey and Shuffett will serve on the UK board until June 30, 2023.
Ramsey replaces C.B Akins of Lexington, whose term expired, and Shuffett replaces William Clarence Britton of Louisville, whose term expired.
The governor also appointed former Kentucky State University president Raymond Burse of Prospect to the University of Louisville’s Board of Trustees for the remainder of an unexpired term ending January 13, 2019.
Bevin’s other appointments were:
▪ Louisville entrepreneur and small business owner Roger Reynolds to Kentucky State University’s Board of Regents for the remainder of a term than ends June 30, 2018.
▪ Deborah Haydon Long, proprietor of Dudley’s on Short restaurant in Lexington, for another term on Morehead State University’s Board of Regents to expire June 30, 2023.
▪ Don Irvin Tharpe of Nicholasville, a past president of the Pan American Health and Education Foundation and former executive director of the Association of School Business Officials International, to Murray State University’s Board of Regents for a term expiring June 30, 2023.
▪ George Nichols III of Potomac, Md., executive vice president of governmental affairs for New York Life Insurance Co. and a former Kentucky insurance commissioner to Western Kentucky University’s Board of Regents for a term expiring June 30, 2023.
▪ Juan Carlos Castro of Lexington, a managing partner of JCC Accounting Solutions and chairman of the Lexington Hispanic Education Association, and Christopher Pace of Winchester, an investor and attorney, to Eastern Kentucky University’s Board of Regents. Castro is to serve for a term expiring June 30, 2023, and Pace will serve for the rest of an unexpired term ending June 30, 2012.
▪ Ashley Himes, an assistant principal for Northern Elementary School in Pendleton County and part-time farmer, to Northern Kentucky University’s Board of Regents for a term expiring June 30, 2023.
▪ Karen Finan of Ft. Mitchell, a partner at Gilman Partners and former senior vice president of Northern Kentucky Tri-County Economic Development Corporation, to the Kentucky Community and Technical College System Board of Regents for a term expiring July 21, 2023.