Campus News

Gov. Beshear Makes Appointments to UK Board of Trustees

FRANKFORT, Ky. (June 26, 2015) – Governor Steve Beshear made numerous appointments to various boards and commissions in Kentucky today including appointments to the University of Kentucky Board of Trustees.

Beshear has appointed the following UK trustees to serve for terms expiring June 30, 2021.

  • Frank Shoop, of Lexington, is an auto dealer. The appointment replaces James Stuckert, whose term has expired.  Shoop had served on UK's Board of Trustees 1991-2014.
  • Claude A. “Skip” Berry, of Eminence, is chairman of the Wehr Constructors Inc. Kentucky division. The appointment replaces Carol Martin “Bill” Gatton, whose term has expired.

(Note: Gatton was appointed by Gov. Beshear today through executive order to serve as honorary member of the University of Kentucky Board of Trustees for so long as he shall live and remain a citizen of the Commonwealth of Kentucky.)

Beshear also reappointed Barbara S. Young as a member of the University of Kentucky Board of Trustees to serve for a term expiring June 30, 2021.

  • Barbara S. Young, of Lexington, previously owned and operated Ashwood Travel Agency.