The Kentucky State University Board of Regents is the governing body of Kentucky State University. The Board consists of 11 members, including a staff representative, student representative, faculty representative, and eight Governor-appointed members (see

The Student Government Association President serves as the Student Regent for one academic year and replaced by his/her successor.

There are five Board committees: Academic Affairs, Student Affairs, Finance and Audit, and the External Relations and Development. Board members chair and serve on these committees. Board committees publicly meet the morning of full Board meetings.

Members of the Board of Regents include:

  • Mr. Ron Banks (2023)
  • Ms. Mindy Barfield, Esq. (2021)
  • Dr. Karen W. Bearden (2020), Chairperson
  • Dr. Elaine Farris (2020)
  • Mr. Derrick Gilmore, MS (2019), Staff Regent
  • Mr. Paul C. Harnice, Esq. (2022)
  • Mr. Dalton Jantzen, MS (2022)
  • Mr. Ekumene M. Lysonge, Esq. (2018)
  • Dr. Elgie McFayden (2019), Faculty Regent
  • Dr. Syamala H.K. Reddy (2021)
  • Mr. Ralph Williams (2017), Student Regent