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Morgan named provost at Murray State

Murray State University

Murray State University

MURRAY, Ky. (AP) - Murray State University has a new provost.

He is Joseph (Jay) Morgan, who has been associate provost for graduate education and research since 2010. He started teaching at Murray in 1997 and became a full professor in 2008. He was previously a high school teacher and coach.

Morgan was selected from a pool of 84 candidates. Four finalists interviewed for the post.

He will replace Bonnie Higginson, who has been provost since 2010 and is retiring June 30.

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