In celebration of LGBTQ+ History Month and our diverse Racer family, the Pride Center is proud to release the 2022 Pride List. We are honored to have the support of administrators from across campus alongside our students, staff, faculty, alumni and community members who make this initiative so special. Pride List signatures represent LGBTQIA+ Racers who want to share their pride and allies who want to make their support known to the campus community.
If you did not get to sign the Pride List it is not too late! We will continue to collect signatures throughout the month of October. Sign the 2022 Pride List today!
Notes from University Leadership
A note from Dr. Bob Jackson, Murray State University President
In recognition of LGBTQ+ History Month and in support of our Racer family, I am proud to take part in the 2022 Pride List. At Murray State University, we are committed to a campus community that welcomes and embraces all individuals as their authentic selves.
The Pride List is just one way to shine a light on the diversity that makes Murray State University a special place to call home.
Thank you to our campus members who have taken part in this effort.
Dr. Bob Jackson, President
Murray State University
A note from Regent Tom Waldrop, Murray State University Board of Regents
Since the fall of 2021, I have been honored to serve as an appointed member of the Board of Regents of Murray State University. Let there be no doubt about how important our LGBTQ+ Racers family members are to the vitality of our University community. Go Racers!
Regent Tom Waldrop
Board of Regents, Murray State University
A note from Dr. Robertson, Vice President for Student Affairs and Enrollment Management
I am very pleased to participate in this year’s Pride List Program. The Pride List is a very visible and powerful statement of Murray State University and the Division for Student Affairs’ commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging. It serves as a welcoming message to all of our LGBTQIA+ students, faculty, and staff.
We are committed to providing a welcoming and accepting community for all so everyone can reach their full potential and have the best possible experience at our University. Thank you to everyone who participates in this important project.
Don E. Robertson
Vice President for Student Affairs and Enrollment Management
A note from Dr. Carthell, Executive Director, Office of Multicultural Initiatives, Student Leadership and Inclusive Excellence
Dear MSU Community:
The Office of Multicultural Initiatives, Student Leadership & Inclusive Excellence, values a diverse campus community. Our priority is to provide a safe, welcoming and nurturing environment for our students, as reflected in the MSU Community Commitment. We value the four principles of our Community Commitment which are:
Accepting one another.
Learning from one another.
Creating an atmosphere of positive engagement.
Challenging racism, discrimination, phobias & biases.
We are committed to providing inclusive programs, services and activities for all students enrolled at the institution. Our overarching goal is to infuse the ideals and values of the Community Commitment in the every fabric of our institution. Continued support of LGBT Programming and the Pride Center is key to this effort.
Dr. SG Carthell
Executive Director of Multicultural Initiatives, Student Leadership & Inclusive Excellence
A note from Abigail Cox, Pride Center Director
As the Pride Center Director, it is my privilege to meet our amazing students who
are stepping into their authentic selves and striving for success here at Murray State.
They are my constant reminder to believe in the power that we each hold as individuals
to positively impact the world around us. When they see the Pride List, my hope is
that they know and sense that the campus community is for them and they are encouraged
to continue pursuing their goals.
Thank you to each person who has taken time to be a part of our 2022 Pride List. Your participation and your messages of support have been meaningful!
Abigail Cox (she/her/hers)
Pride Center Director
A Note from Ellie McGowan, SGA President and Student Regent
As the Murray State University Student Government Association President, it is my honor to represent and serve our incredible student population. The Murray State University Pride List is a testament to Murray State’s lifelong commitment of acceptance, love, and belonging for all members of our Racer community. As a student here, you are cherished and valued for who you are, and the 2022 Pride List serves to welcome students and connect them to faculty, administration, and their peers.
Our Murray State Family would not be complete without you in it. It is my hope that here you will find true values of acceptance and inclusion and that you will seek endless opportunities within it. If Student Government can ever be of assistance to you, please do not hesitate to reach out to me.
Shoes Up and Go Racers!
Murray State University SGA President & Student Regent
Catie Bates Robertson
Christina Baker Marks
Clark and Megan Hendrix
Dr. Amy McCann
Dr. Bob Jackson
Dr. Cindy Clemson
Dr. Diane Nititham
Dr. Don Robertson
Dr. Grace Eder
Dr. Kimberly A. Bellah
Dr. Lucas Hall
Dr. Rebecca Williams
Dr. Robin Zhang
Dr. SG Carthell
Dr. Tana Field
Gavin Lane Johnson
Hannah O'Daniel McCallon
Joe D. Hedges
Lainie K. Krumenacker
Melanie McCallon Seib
Missy Van Epps
Pat J McCutchen
Rebecca M. Rosen
Robert G. Donnelly, Jr.
Zeta Phi Beta Sorority Inc. Nu Rho Chapter