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Floyd natives named to MSU board

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MOREHEAD — Todd Q. Thacker and Margo Hunt are new members on the Morehead State University Board of Regents.


Elected by the staff, Thacker is the fourth staff regent on the Board. He holds the position of building maintenance superintendent in the Office of Facilities Management. He replaces coworker Terry White, construction manager, who served from 2009.


A native of Garrett, Thacker received a diploma in industrial electricity from Mayo State Vocational-Technical School, an Associate in Arts degree from Prestonsburg Community College, a Bachelor of Science degree and a Master of Science degree from MSU.


He joined the staff in 1990.


On campus, Thacker served 16 years on Staff Congress, in which he served as chair for two terms, as well as many university standing committees, such as the Employee Benefits Committee, Intercollegiate Athletic Committee, Job Classification Appeals Committee, Service Committee and Green Committee just to name a few. He also teaches residential and commercial electricity for the Department of Applied Engineering and Technology as an adjunct instructor.


He is married to Marsha A. Thacker, a Sandy Hook native who is also an MSU alumnus. They have one daughter Kinsey, who attends Rodburn Elementary School.


Hunt, the new student regent, is a Floyd County native with a double major in history and public relations/ pre-law. She was elected president of the Student Government Association in the spring and has served that organization as a Housing Representative.


In the 2011-12, Hunt was entertainment events coordinator for the Student Programming Board. She also founded the MSU chapter of Up ‘til Dawn, an organization that raises funds and awareness for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, where her life was saved as a baby battling liver cancer. Hunt is involved with various other campus organizations such as Delta Gamma sorority, Order of Omega Greek honor society, Phi Alpha Theta history honor society, MSU Historical Society, and Students Advocating Gender Equality.


She also served as a Freshman Orientation Leader for the past three years and completed the Springtime in Paris Spring Break Study Abroad Program in 2012.


Hunt has earned many awards and honors such as being named the 2012 Greek Woman of the Year, a member of the 2011 Homecoming Court, and recipient of the 2011 George T. Young Memorial Fund Award.


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


All new members will be officially sworn in at the Aug. 23 Board meeting.

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