Alex Downing, the President and Treasurer of the College Heights Foundation at Western Kentucky University, is accepting a new position with Franklin Bank and Trust Company. Mr. Downing will officially leave the University on December 31, 2012.
Alex Downing will become the Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer with Franklin Bank and Trust Co., starting in 2013. WKU President Gary Ransdell issued a statement, stressing that WKU owes much to Downing's leadership. The Chair of the Foundation's Board of Directors, Mike Simpson, said Downing will be difficult to replace, but a search committee is being formed to review potential replacements.