Governor Appoints New UK Trustees
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FRANKFORT, Ky. (July 11, 2008) Governor Steve Beshear has appointed two new members of the University of Kentucky Board of Trustees and extended the service of an existing board member.
Jo Hern Curris, of Chevy Chase, Md., will represent UK alumni. She is the director of Spouse Programs for the American Association of State Colleges and Universities in Washington, D.C. She received her bachelor's degree in political science and economics and her Juris Doctorate from the University of Kentucky. Curris' name was chosen from a list of nominees prepared by a vote of UK Alumni Association members.
Curris replaces Myra Leigh Tobin, whose term has expired. Curris shall serve for a term expiring June 30, 2014.
University of Kentucky College of Pharmacy alumnus and Louisville eye surgeon, Dr. E. Britt Brockman, also begins a six-year term on the UK Board of Trustees. Brockman was chosen by Gov. Beshear from a list of nominees prepared by the bi-partisan Postsecondary Education Nominating Committee.
Brockman, who earned degrees from UK's College of Pharmacy and the University of Louisville School of Medicine, is a cataract, glaucoma and refractive surgery specialist practicing in Louisville, New Albany, Ind., and Jeffersonville, Ind. He replaces Billy B. Wilcoxson, whose term has expired. Brockman's term will expire June 30, 2014.
Frank Shoop of Georgetown, Ky., who has served on the university board since 1991, will continue his service until June 30, 2014.
The University of Kentucky Board of Trustees is composed of 20 members. These members include 16 members appointed by the governor, two elected faculty representatives, one elected staff representative and one elected student body representative.