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President's Office | Staff - Gary A. Ransdell

Dr. Gary A. Ransdell

Dr. Gary A. Ransdell


Office:  Craig Administrative Center
Phone:  (270) 745-4346


Gary A. Ransdell was named President of Western Kentucky University on September 12, 1997. He received his Bachelor's and Master's degrees from WKU in 1973 and 1974, followed by a Doctorate in Higher Education from Indiana University in 1978. Dr. Ransdell came to WKU following his service as Vice President for Administration and Advancement at Clemson University in South Carolina. Prior to that, he served as Director of Alumni Relations at Southern Methodist University. Dr. Ransdell is leading WKU through a transformation from a university of regional importance to A Leading American University with International Reach.  President Ransdell's Full Bio

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