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Bowling named director of MSU at P'burg

MOREHEAD — Morehead State University has named Lula N. Bowling of Pikeville as director of its MSU at Prestonsburg campus.

Dr. Dan Connell, associate vice president for academic outreach and support, announced the appointment, effective Aug. 4.

“We are pleased that someone with her educational background has accepted this post that is so important to our efforts in East Kentucky,” he said. “The center has grown tremendously during its more than 10 year history, and the future looks promising as we move into a new facility and increase course offerings.”

Bowling will succeed William Duke, who has served as director during the last eight months since the death of Dr. Margaret Lewis in December.

No stranger to MSU or the East Kentucky area, Bowling has spent more than 20 years developing mentoring, leadership, and organizational and administrative skills. She has vast experience in student services and program development, as well as community outreach and fundraising efforts.

Active in various professional organizations, she is a member of the Kentucky Crisis Response Team, Kentucky Counselor’s Association and the Advisory Board for MSU at Prestonsburg.

A part-time instructor in MSU’s Department of Leadership and Secondary Education since 1995, she most recently served as a counselor at Mullins Elementary School in Pike County.

Bowling received a Rank 1 in counseling, a master’s degree in counseling and certification as a principal from MSU after earning a bachelor’s degree in education from Berea College. She is pursuing an Ed.D. degree in educational administration from Marshall University.

She has been a counselor for the Commonwealth Educational Opportunity Center, assistant director of Trio Programs/Upward Bound at Pikeville College, and the owner/manager of a private business.

Morehead State University has been offering college courses in Prestonsburg and Floyd County for more than 30 years. Initially, a handful of graduate classes for public school teachers were available at night at local high schools. Within a few years, those classes were moved to the campus of Prestonsburg Community College.

MSU established a full-time presence in Floyd County in 1991 with the opening of its Big Sandy Extended Campus Center in the Highlands Plaza shopping center adjacent to PCC.

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