Reynolds joins CPE council

Story by Paige Effinger, Contributing writer

Shawn Reynolds, MSU Foundation Board of Trustees member, accepted a position on the Kentucky Council of Postsecondary Education, a statewide postsecondary and adult education coordinating agency.


Recently, the council attracted attention for setting the tuition increase cap at 5 percent for students attending public universities in Kentucky.

His official title will be council member on CPE, and he said his term will last until 2022.

Reynolds said he first learned about CPE when they came to a town hall meeting that he attended last year. His background is not in education, but he said he believes he can still be beneficial on the council as far as strategy is concerned.

As an active member of this community, Reynolds serves on many boards around Calloway County and at Murray State. He said he enjoys serving his community, and his work on other boards in the area will help him be a better CPE council member.

“I think the council is just another way for me to give back and to be active in the community,” Reynolds said.

Bob Jackson, president of the Foundation Board of Trustees, worked with Reynolds for many years on the Foundation Board.  He said with his background at Murray State, Reynolds understands the challenges facing colleges and will be of great benefit on the CPE.

“Shawn Reynolds will be a tremendous asset as a board member for the Kentucky Council on Postsecondary Education (CPE),” Jackson said. “Not only is he a first-class individual, but a hard-working and thoughtful member of the MSU Foundation Board of Trustees.”

Reynolds has also worked with President Bob Davies on the MSU Alumni Association Board of Governors and the Foundation’s Board of Trustees. Davies said he exhibits a commitment to action on these two boards.

“Shawn is an outstanding advocate for students and will work tirelessly to support their access to quality higher education in the Commonwealth,” Davies said.