July 27, 2011
Ohio Governor John Kasich appointed Kay Boynton Reynolds, area businesswoman, to the Shawnee State University Board of Trustees to complete the remaining five years of an unexpired term.
Reynolds previously served the SSU Board of Trustees from 1999-2008 and served two of those years as Board Chairperson.
"I'm honored to be able to serve again," Reynolds said. "Shawnee State University means a lot to me and to our community, state and region. During my previous term, we accomplished a great deal and made a number of decisions that I feel were critical in helping Shawnee State grow. In the few years since I've served, it's been great watching the explosion in enrollment, the growth in housing, and the addition of new degrees, especially the master's programs. It makes me proud."
Reynolds is owner of Boynton Farms and Scioto Rental Management and is a managing partner with KB Properties. She is also a contractor with KRB Construction. As a long-time area business owner, she said that she believes that the role of Shawnee State University in the community is critical, which is one of the main reasons she considered the new appointment.
"Shawnee State University has made such a difference to our community," she said. "Having a university here has impacted the education of our area. It has also brought professionals here who contribute to our region through their involvement in everything from area schools to service organizations to regional business. As trustees, we have a commitment to students, the faculty and staff of the university, the community, and the state of Ohio to make decisions that help Shawnee State continue to grow and continue to positively impact our region. That's the main reason I accepted this appointment. I take this responsibility seriously and want to use my life experience to help Shawnee State continue to move forward."
Dr. Rita Rice Morris, SSU President, said that Reynolds' experience will benefit the university and the region.
"She is not only familiar with Shawnee State University and the issues facing higher education, she is very familiar with the needs of the community, our students, and the people of our region," Morris said. "She is a tremendous addition to our Board of Trustees and we look forward to working closely with her over the course of her term."