March 17, 2017: Ronald T. Banks was appointed as a Member of the Kentucky State University (KSU) Board of Regents by Gov. Matt Bevin on Monday, March 13, 2017. Banks, a longtime Franklin County resident, was previously the Director of Career Counseling, Placement and Cooperative Education for KSU. During his career with the university, Banks also worked as a football correspondent known as the “Voice of KSU,” before his retirement in 2016. Within the Frankfort community, Banks has volunteered for the Special Olympics and the Simon House. He has also worked on numerous boards, including those for the Access Men’s Shelter, the Capital Planning and Development Board and the Frankfort YMCA. The KSU Board of Regents consists of eight gubernatorial appointees and three other Members, including a Teaching Faculty Representative, a Non-Teaching Employee Representative and the Student Body President. Terms are for six years.