Brian Clardy, assistant professor of history and coordinator of the religious studies programs at Murray State, was elected by the delegates of the 185th Convention of the Episcopal Diocese of Kentucky to serve as a lay member of the board of trustees of the University of the South.
Due to a vacancy of one member of the laity, Clardy was nominated to serve a three-year term for his diocese. To be a lay member he is required to learn about the university, represent the university faithfully and support its programs.
Clardy will attend a meeting at the University every fall. His overall role as a trustee will include being a part of the policy-making body of the University of the South, which includes the university, St. Luke’s Seminary and St. Andrew’s-Sewanee, and strive to make a cooperative and constructive partnership with the University of the South and Murray State University.
Clardy has been an involved member of St. John’s Episcopal Church in Murray for five years. He serves as an acolyte, lector, Eucharistic Minister and teaches adult Christian Formation.
He is also involved in the community, serving on the state board of the Center of Renewable Energy Research and Environmental Stewardship; treasurer of the city of Murray Human Rights Commission; president of the Black Faculty and Staff Association; member of the Murray State University’s President’s Commission on Human Rights and co-host of Café Jazz on WKMS.