Burse Chosen as Kentucky State President Again

Oct 24, 2014

Former Kentucky State University President Raymond Burse has been chosen by the school's board of regents to return to the post he left 25 years ago.

Burse has been interim president since July 1 following the retirement of Mary Evans Sias from the historically black college.


Credit kysu.edu


The Lexington Herald-Leader reports the board Friday unanimously extended Burse's contract to June 30, 2018.

Burse left the presidency in 1989 after seven years and problems with the faculty. He made national headlines this year when he gave $90,000 of his then-nearly $350,000 annual salary to increase the pay of the lowest-paid workers at the university.

The 63-year-old Hopkinsville native became an executive at General Electric Co. after his first stint as president and retired in 2012.