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Title UA37 Faculty Personal Papers Series 29. Gary Ransdell
Creator Ransdell, Gary
Description Personal and university records created by Gary Ransdell. Digital records posted on TopScholar at:
Other Creators St. Louis Federal Reserve Board
Collection WKU Archives
Object Name Records
Admin / Biog History Dr. Gary A. Ransdell was named the ninth president of Western Kentucky University on September 12, 1997.

Dr. Ransdell, 57, received his bachelor’s degree from WKU in 1973 in mass communications, a master of public service degree in public administration in 1974, and a doctor of education degree from Indiana University in 1978.

Dr. Ransdell joined WKU after serving four years as Vice President for Administration and Advancement and seven years as Vice President for Institutional Advancement at Clemson University in Clemson, South Carolina.

His previous professional experiences at WKU also include service as a field representative in the Office of University School Relations from 1974 to 1976 and as Associate Director of Alumni Affairs from 1978 to 1981.

Dr. Ransdell became Director of Alumni Relations at Southern Methodist University in 1981, a position he held until 1987 when he was named the Vice President at Clemson.

Dr. Ransdell has served on the Board of Directors of the Bowling Green Area Chamber of Commerce, and as the 1999 Chair of the Warren County United Way Campaign. In 2004, Dr. Ransdell completed a four-year appointment on the Southern Regional Education Board (SREB). Dr. Ransdell currently serves on the Local Advisory Board of BB&T and on the Board of the Louisville Branch of the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis. [information taken from]

Subjects Western Kentucky University
Economic & social conditions
Economic policy
Monetary policy
People Ransdell, Gary
Finding Aids TopScholar -
Catalog Number UA37.29
Dates of Creation 2009-present
Caption WKU Archives Logo
Extent digital collection
Number of Images 1
Access Conditions no restrictions
Parent ID UA37
Level of Description Series
Containers St. Louis Federal Reserve Board Records