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LGBT Program Coordinator

Jody Cofer Randall
226b Wells Hall

Jody Cofer Randall currently holds a dual appointment as the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) Program Coordinator within the Division of Student Affairs and as the Undergraduate Research and Scholarly Activity (URSA) Program Coordinator within Academic Affairs at Murray State University (MSU). Cofer Randall is the vice chair of the MSU President’s Commission on Diversity and Inclusion. In 2013, Cofer Randall received the MSU President's Award for Diversity and Inclusion and in 2011 Cofer Randall received an MSU Staff Excellence Award. Currently, Cofer Randall serves on the national Equality Federation Board of Directors and is the vice chair of the Heartland CARES, Inc. Board of Directors. Cofer Randall also serves as chair of the City of Murray Human Rights Commission. Cofer Randall is a graduate of MSU and has been employed by the institution since the fall semester of 2001. 


LGBT Programming Advisory Committee (Student members have one year terms and alumni/faculty/staff have two year terms. The Committee’s role shall be to: Advise the Coordinator with the planning, developing, and implementing LGBT programming; Assist in the coordination of the program’s activities with other campus units; and Serve as ambassadors to the broader University community for the program’s activities.)


  • Morgan Randall and Sam Green, Representing MSU Alliance (2015)
  • Jo Bennett, Representing Eracer (2015)
  • Norman Franklin, Student Government Association (2015)

An additional student has been requested to represent Black Student Council on the Advisory Committee.


  • Will Hansen, J.D. (2002 alumnus) (2016)


  • Dr. Josh Adair, ENG/PHI, Assistant Professor and Coordinator of Gender and Diversity Studies (2016)
  • Dr. Kathy Callahan, HIS, Assistant Professor (2016)
  • Dr. Jana Hackathorn, PSY, Assistant Professor (2015)
  • Joe Hedges, JMC, Lecturer and Advisor to The Murray State News and thenews.org (2015)
  • Dr. Peggy Munke, Social Work, Interim Program Director (2016)

Staff (and/or Administration)

  • Charley Allen, University Communications, Web Manager (2015)
  • Dr. Renae Duncan, Provost’s Office, Associate Provost for Undergraduate Education (2016)
  • Judy Lyle, Health Services, Associate Director (2015)
  • Dr. Angie Trzepacz, Counseling Services, Director (2016)

Graduate Intern

Derek Miller

Undergraduate Student Assistant

Tyler Davis


Planning, Assessment, and Select Recommendations, etc.

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