BOARD OF TRUSTEES MEMBERS

Kelly Knight Craft

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Email Address: kkgnight@aol.com

Length of Service on the Board: August 20, 2016 - present

Term Expires: June 30, 2022

Offices/Positions Held on the Board; Member, Audit & Compliance Committee; Member, Nominating Committee; Member, University Health Care Committee (2019).

Ms. Craft is a native of Glasgow, Kentucky and a graduate of the University of Kentucky.

In 2007 she was appointed by President George W. Bush and confirmed by the U.S. Senate as Member of the U.S. Delegation to the United Nation’s 61st Session of the General Assembly. She advised the American Ambassador to the U.N. on a range of issues, including U.S. engagement in Africa - a hallmark of the Bush Administration’s foreign policy legacy.  

As part of her role, Ms. Craft addressed the General Assembly on the enormous investment the U.S. was making in fighting HIV and malaria on the African continent, a critical example of American generosity and values to people around the world.

Ms. Craft works in a variety of charitable endeavors and currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Salvation Army of Lexington, Kentucky. She and her husband, Joe Craft, in partnership with Morehead State University, support The Craft Academy for Excellence in Science and Mathematics, a program for academically gifted and talented high school juniors and seniors residing in Kentucky.

She and her husband reside in Lexington, Kentucky and Tulsa, Oklahoma.

Updated February 22, 2017 by Web Administrator