Program Administration

Coordinator

Jody Cofer RandallRandall Image
243 Blackburn Science Building
270-809-5040

Cofer Randall serves as the Coordinator for the Office of LGBT Programming within the Murray State University Division of Student Affairs. She is a member and former co-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. Cofer Randall serves as chair of the Heartland CARES, Inc. Board of Directors and is the immediate past chair of the City of Murray Human Rights Commission. She is a past member and co-chair of the national Equality Federation Board of Directors. Cofer Randall is a three time graduate of Murray State and has been employed by the institution since the fall semester of 2001. 

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Eve Kotter

Eve Kotter is currently enrolled in the Postsecondary Education Administration program at Murray State University. She will complete the master’s program in May 2017. In 2015, Eve earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Nonprofit Leadership Studies. She currently works as a Graduate Teaching Assistant and Tutoring Coordinator in TRiO Student Support Services at MSU. Eve is teaching GUI120 as well as a Student Success Seminar through the Center for Academic Success.  She will be completing the first of two internship requirements with the Office of LGBT Programming. Eve is looking forward to bringing her skills to the position while researching comparable and aspirational programming in order to provide recommendations to improve the first-year experience for LGBT Students at Murray State University. She will be working with Ms. Jody Cofer Randall to update Safe Zone training materials and delivery throughout the semester.

Student Assistant

Nikolas X. Winslow Nik Winslow Picture

Nikolas X. Winslow is a third year student from St. Louis, MO. He is a double major English Literature and Computer Science with a minor in Gender Diversity Studies. He serves on the LGBT Programming Advisory Committee and University Store Student Advisory Committee. During 2015, he served on the Programming Committee for Come Together Kentucky. He has also served on the Board of MSU Alliance for the past three semesters. In what little free time he has, Nikolas enjoys spending time with his kitten, Nymph, listening to music and playing video games. 

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.

Students
Alayna Bristow (2017)
Nik Winslow (2017)

Alumni
Jim Burress (2017)
Will Hansen, J.D. (2018)

Faculty
Dr. Josh Adair, ENG/PHI, Associate Professor and Coordinator of Gender and Diversity Studies (2018)
Dr. Kathy Callahan, HIS, Associate Professor and Chair (2018)
Dr. Jana Hackathorn, PSY, Assistant Professor (2017)
Joe Hedges, JMC, Lecturer and Advisor to The Murray State News and thenews.org (2017)
Dr. Peggy Munke, Social Work, Interim Program Director (2018)

Staff (and/or Administration)
Charley Allen, University Communications, Web Manager (2017)
Dr. Renae Duncan, Provost’s Office, Associate Provost for Undergraduate Education (2018)
Kim Paschall, Health Services, Director (2017)
Dr. Angie Trzepacz, Counseling Services, Director (2018)

Approved Assessment Reports

Assessment Report 12-13
Assessment Report 13-14
Assessment Report 15-16

Annual Reports

LGBT Programming Snapshot 2013-2014
LGBT Programming Snapshot 2014-2015
LGBT Programming Snapshot 2015-2016