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Two New Board of Trustees Members
Attend Their First Meeting

By Ralph Derickson

Michael Kennedy, left, and
Myra Leigh Tobin, the newest members of the UK Board of Trustees

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Tobin, a retired managing director of Marsh Inc., an insurance brokerage firm where she was a casualty broker for 28 years, is one of three alumni members of the UK board. She was appointed by Kentucky Gov. Paul Patton June 28.

Kennedy, an associate professor in the Department of Geography in the College of Arts and Sciences, is one of two faculty members of the board elected by the faculty of the university.

 

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Aug. 13, 2002 (Lexington, Ky.) -- Two new University of Kentucky Board of Trustees members - Myra Leigh Tobin of New York City and Michael Kennedy of Lexington - participated in their first UK Board of Trustees meeting today.

Tobin, a retired managing director of Marsh Inc., an insurance brokerage firm where she was a casualty broker for 28 years, is one of three alumni members of the UK board. She replaces Jack Guthrie of Louisville, whose term expired. She was appointed by Kentucky Gov. Paul Patton June 28.

Kennedy, an associate professor in the Department of Geography in the College of Arts and Sciences, is one of two faculty members of the board elected by the faculty of the university. He replaces Loys Mather of the College of Agriculture, whose term has expired.

Tobin received a bachelor's degree in science from UK, a master of arts degree in counseling psychology from Ohio State University, and a master's degree in business administration in corporate finance from New York University.

Tobin is president of the Kentuckians of New York City. She was named Insurance Woman of the Year in 1984 by the Association of Professional Insurance Women. She is a life member of the UK Alumni Association and is a member of the UK Hall of Distinguished Alumni. She also has a farm in Breckinridge County, Ky.

Kennedy has a bachelor's degree in science from the University of Tennessee in engineering physics and a master's degree from the University of Louisville in systems, computer science and community development. His teaching and research areas at UK are geographic information systems and the global positioning system.


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