Governor Ernie Fletcher’s Communications Office
Statement From Governor Fletcher Regarding the Election of Mira Ball as UK Board Chair

Press Release Date:  Tuesday, September 11, 2007  
Contact Information:  Jodi Whitaker

“I am extremely pleased that Mira Ball has been elected as the first woman chair of the University of Kentucky Board of Trustees, displaying yet another great gain in diversity in the Commonwealth over the past year. Mira has displayed unquestioned support for the University for a number of years, and that support, paired with her outstanding business acumen, makes her a perfect choice for this position. She and Steve Branscum – who has also been an ardent supporter of the University for many years – will make an outstanding team, and will help lead UK in the coming years.”