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Boehne among honorees at Governor’s Conference on Postsecondary Education Trusteeship

The higher education community honored two faculty members and three alumni Tuesday at the 2017 Governor’s Conference on Postsecondary Education Trusteeship conference. The awards ceremony followed remarks by Gov. Matt Bevin.

Among the OAK honorees was Richard Boehne of Newport, retired president and CEO of the E.W. Scripps Company and chair of the Northern Kentucky University board of regents.

Council President Bob King said, “This year’s honorees are truly exceptional, and we are delighted to honor them for their many contributions to enrich the lives of our students and campus communities.”

Richard Boehne

The OAK Award was first presented in 1987 and the Acorn award started in 1992. Recipients were nominated by their university or college president.

The Acorn award recognizes exceptional teaching and professional achievement. Honorees include:

‒ Matthew Winslow, Lexington, professor of psychology, Eastern Kentucky University

‒ Stacy Taylor, Louisville, professor of English and humanities, Jefferson Community and Technical College.

The OAK award honors outstanding graduates for achieving statewide or national recognition in their careers and for exhibiting a lifelong affection for their alma mater and to Kentucky. Recipients include:

‒ David Beck, Louisville, executive vice president and chief executive officer of Kentucky Farm Bureau Federation

‒ Michael Mountjoy, Louisville, partner at Mountjoy, Chilton and Medley, LLP, CPAs and Advisors

‒ Richard Boehne, Newport, retired president and chief executive officer of E.W. Scripps Co. He is chair of the NKU Board of Regents and a member of the NKU Foundation board of trustees. He was received the Outstanding Alumnus Award and The Lincoln Award from NKU and the First Amendment Leadership Award from the Radio Television Digital News Foundation.

He was nominated by NKU Interim President Gerard St. Amand.

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