Town and Gown


Imagine a mayor and university president sitting down together regularly and talking over the events, issues, and circumstances that have affected both the town and the school.

Imagine that the two of them engage in a productive, issues-based conversation about real concerns in each individual’s domain. Working through each of the problems before them, they leave with the same sense of cooperation and teamwork that has allowed both of them to succeed in their positions.

This image is the foundation of our Town & Gown Partnership and the model for an important and ongoing collaboration between community and campus. Our Town & Gown Partners include leaders from Murray State University administration and student government, local and state government, education professionals, industry, small business, banking, and health care providers.

Town & Gown activities provide opportunities for dialogue on a variety of quality of life issues between leaders who might not otherwise engage one another on common issues. Town & Gown projects are funded by the university and membership fees and are selected to improve the quality of living and learning in Calloway County and our region.



Carol Brunn
Special Projects Coordinator/Town & Gown
Office of Development
200 Heritage Hall
Murray, KY 42071
Office: 270.809.3023 | Cell: 270.227.8068 | Fax: 27.809.3436



Murray State Town & Gown Mission Statement
The Murray State University Town & Gown Partnership enhances the quality of living and learning in our communities through fostering improved communication between the university and local citizens, facilitating the discussion of community concerns, organizing educational events which promote the history, culture, and commerce of our region, and investing in collaborative partnerships with philanthropic and community service organizations.