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Classes beginning at 4pm today on the WKU Bowling Green campus are canceled. ALL Thursday and Friday classes on all campuses are also canceled. Online classes will proceed as scheduled. WKU offices will be closed on Thursday, with essential personnel reporting.

WKU Owensboro closed at noon today (Wed., 3/4).

WKU Glasgow evening classes that begin at 5 pm today will be canceled and the WKU Glasgow campus will close at 7 pm.

WKU Elizabethtown-Fort Knox campus will close today at 3 pm and will remain closed Thurs., Fri, and Sat., March 5-7.

Should inclement weather make travel hazardous, residence halls will remain open until Saturday. Follow WKU Housing & Residence Life for updates.

The high school regional basketball tournament games scheduled for tonight have been canceled. Games will be rescheduled for Friday/Saturday. Follow WKU News for the latest updates. #WKUAlert

Veterans Upward Bound - Staff - Rick Wright

Rick Wright

Rick Wright


Office:  Jones-Jaggers Hall 127
Phone:  270-745-5008


Rick Wright of Portland, Maine recently joined the VUB staff as a coordinator. Wright has 25 years of experience as a college administrator. Previously, Wright worked at the University of Southern Mississippi, Southern Maine Community College and the University of Southern Maine. He has worked in many different areas of student personnel including: student affairs, continuing education, career services, academic advising and veterans services.

For Wright, this appointment represents a homecoming. He graduated from WKU in 1982 with an MA degree in communication. Wright also worked at Western as the Assistant for Fraternity Affairs from 1980-1982.

“It’s great to be back in Bowling Green,” Wright said. “I look forward to helping veterans in south central Kentucky get into colleges and vocational schools.”

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