WKU Public Radio News Staff
Wed September 25, 2013
Bowling Green Attorney Tapped for College Post
Bowling Green attorney Bart Darrell will become Vice President of External Services at Kentucky Wesleyan College in Owensboro.
“We are pleased to welcome Bart to campus in this new role. He knows the College well and loves Kentucky Wesleyan and Owensboro,” stated KWC President Dr. Craig Turner. “We welcome his experiences, insights, energy and leadership acumen.”
A news release on the college's website says Darrell will administer development, admissions, financial aid, alumni relations and public relations functions.
Darrell has worked for the law firm of Bell, Orr, Ayers & Moore in Bowling Green since 1987 and spent the past 13 years as general counsel for Warren County Public Schools.
“I first met Bart twelve years ago at Richardsville Elementary School. It has been very obvious to me since that time that he is a man with a true heart and passion for education," said Warren County School Board Chairman Kerry Young in a news release.
As the new VP of Kentucky Wesleyan, Darrell is returning home. He's an Owensboro native and graduate of Kentucky Wesleyan. His father, Dr. Bob Darrell, taught there from 1969 – 2000.
“I grew up in the halls and on the grounds of Wesleyan, and I’m excited, yet humbled, to serve the College that has meant so much to my life and to the lives of my family members," remarked Darrell. "Particularly in these times, private, faith-based higher education has never been more relevant to individual and societal success, and Kentucky Wesleyan has a rich tradition of helping students build great lives for themselves."