Interim Provost and Vice President of Academic Affairs
Tim Todd, former dean of the Arthur J. Bauernfeind College of Business, has been approved by the Board of Regents to be the interim provost and vice president of academic affairs. The provost and vice president of academic affairs at Murray State is responsible for overseeing all areas related to academic affairs. Todd has been working at the University for the past 20 years. He is replacing Jay Morgan, who left to take a position with the Kentucky Council on Postsecondary Education. Gerry Mukka is replacing Todd as the dean of the College of Business.
Director of Kentucky Academic Technology Education
A faculty member slaying a giraffe as a wild game hunter was the last thing Adrienne King had to deal with at Idaho State before she transitioned into her position at Murray State. King has been offered the position of vice president for marketing and outreach, pending the “Board of Regents” approval. She will begin her duties Sept. 1. Sherry McClain, director of print media, branding, marketing and communication said King’s position at the University will be very similar to the position left vacant by the late Jim Carter.
Chief Information Officer
Murray State’s new chief information officer, Keith Weber, has been working at the University since July 27. Prior to his employment here, he served at Mount St. Joseph University in Cincinnati as the vice president for information, technology and strategic planning and the chief information officer. Weber received his Master’s Degree in business administration from Ashland University in Ohio. Later he received his Bachelor’s Degree in computer and information science from Ohio State University.
Dean of University Libraries
The University Libraries have a new dean: Ashley Ireland. Her new position became effective July 1. For the past three years she served at Murray State as the director of user and instruction services in the University Libraries. President Bob Davies said he was confident in Ireland’s ability to fill the position. Ireland is replacing Adam Murray, who accepted a position at James Madison.