Walters, Preece and Price named to MSU Board of Regents


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MOREHEAD – Gov. Matt Bevin has appointed Terri S. Walters of Pikeville and Patrick Price of Flemingsburg and reappointed Craig Preece of Lovely to the Morehead State University Board of Regents.

“We are delighted with the appointments of Terri Walters, Craig Preece and Patrick Price to the MSU Board of Regents,” said President Wayne D. Andrews. “We know they will be committed to the University and our mission. They support our goal of becoming the best public regional university in the South.”

Walters’ and Preece’s terms expire in 2022. Price will succeed Kevin W. Pugh, who resigned, and will serve until June 2019.

Walters is a senior partner at Jones, Walters, Turner & Shelton PLLC, a regional law firm with offices in Pikeville and Lexington.

Walters is a graduate of Transylvania University and the University Of Kentucky College of Law. She has served as the 7th Supreme Court District Representative to the Kentucky Bar Foundation and as a Kentucky Supreme Court appointee to the Disciplinary Trial Commission for the Kentucky Bar Association.

Walters was born in Miami, Florida, and grew up in West Liberty. She and her husband reside in Pikeville.

Preece, chief financial officer of Booth Energy, received his Bachelor of Business Administration degree from MSU.

After graduation in 1984, he joined the Walter P. Walters Insurance Agency. In 1986, the Martin County native accepted an accounting position with Booth Energy. He started an insurance agency along with several partners in 1989. Preece serves as vice president at the company, Elite Agency, which now has seven offices with locations across central and east Kentucky.

In 1995, Preece became the chief financial officer of Booth Energy and its various retail enterprises.

He was honored as the recipient of the 2013 College of Business and Public Affairs Distinguished Alumni Award. Preece is currently a member of several boards and a former member of the board of directors of the MSU Foundation.

He and his wife, April, have three children: Whitney Paige Preece Schmitt, Sean-Craig and CaraBell Preece.

Price of Flemingsburg has been assistant Fleming County attorney since 1975 and a member of Suit, McCartney, Price, Price and Ruark law firm since 1974. He is a member of the Kentucky and Fleming County bar associations, Fleming County’s Rotary Club and Chamber of Commerce and Buffalo Trace Foundation. He is a graduate of MSU and the University of Kentucky College of Law.

MSU’s 11-member governing board is comprised of eight citizens appointed by the governor and elected representatives of the faculty, staff and students.

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