Rotary hears from Murray State University President

The Hopkinsville Rotary Club got a visit from Murray State University President Dr. Bob Jackson at Tuesday’s meeting, who spoke about what is happening at the university.

Dr. Jackson was appointed as the 14th president of Murray State last August, and says in the last year things have been very busy—including award winning basketball and athletic programs, expanding recruitment efforts and more. He says Hopkinsville and Christian County are home to many alumni and active students.

He says the coming year will bring more programs, more degree opportunities, and construction to the campus itself—including adding a Chick-fil-A, Starbucks and other food options and turning Wood Hall into Wood Park.

Dr. Jackson says the university continues to flourish while facing its own share of struggles, including the pension crisis and what is called ‘performance funding’.

He says to expect to see him and his team out and about in local communities, as they look to hear from the public about what they want from the university, what improvements can be made and more as part of the Racer Road Tour.