Regents form committee to review Dunn’s contract

At the Board of Regents quarterly meeting on Dec. 14 Chairman Constantine Curris announced the forming of a new committee that will evaluate President Randy Dunn’s contract.

Curris said the committee will be formed next month.

Faculty Regent Jack Rose and Staff Regent Phil Schooley reiterated to the board the support of the Faculty Senate and Staff Congress for President Randy Dunn.

Student Regent Jeremiah Johnson did not voice the students support for or against Dunn, as the Student Government Association has not discussed the matter.

The committee will present the results of their findings during the March Board of Regents meeting.

During the committee meetings, Kim Oatman, director of Facilities Management, said Facilities Management is working with the city of Murray on the Highway 121 project.

Some of the improvements include relocating light poles and changing the look of the lights like those at the 641 Roy Stewart Stadium entrance. Oatman spoke with Kentucky Transportation Cabinet secretary Mike Hancock on Nov. 28 about the project and cost arrangement.

Fred Dietz, executive director of enrollment management, said enrollment numbers increased to 10,832 compared to last year ‘s number of 10,623. He said the trend in student enrollment numbers were continuing to increase.

Dietz said the dual-credit program through Racer Academy and the international enrollment helped with the large numbers.

At the meeting, the board also voted to approve all fall and December graduates.

For the MSU Spotlight, the board recognized Murray State Police Chief David Devoss and his Racer Patrol staff for their commitment to safety on campus.

Ending the meeting, the Board of Regents approved the naming of four locations on campus; the Gene w. Ray Center, the Jim Thomas, Beth Williams and Howie Crittenden Conference Room and the Bennie Purcell Men’s and Women’s Basketball Area, all in the CFSB Center Basketball Practice Facility and the Dave Wilcox Student Plaza in the Huston School of Agriculture.

The next Board of Regents meeting will be March 14.

Staff Report.