LEXINGTON — A Danville native was among three new members of the University of Kentucky board of trustees sworn in recently.
Kelly Sullivan Holland of Lexington, a UK alumna and Danville native, was sworn in as the new alumni representative. Her term of service will expire June 30, 2018. Gov. Steve Beshear appointed Holland this summer.
For 10 years, she has been employed by Merck & Co. Inc. Currently, she serves as a lead executive customer representative.
A member of the UK Alumni Association board of directors, Holland is the first alumna to be honored with both the Joseph Burch Young Alumni Award and the UK Alumni Association’s Distinguished Service Award.
The governance of UK is vested by law in its board of trustees. Within the limits set by the state constitution and federal and state laws, the board is the final authority in all matters affecting the institution and exercises jurisdiction over the institution’s financial, educational and other policies and its relation with state and federal governments.
The board consists of 16 members appointed by the governor, two elected members of the faculty, one elected member of the nonteaching personnel and one elected member of the student body. The terms of the appointed members are six years.