Patti Minter, faculty regent for the Western Kentucky University Board of Regents, announced her intention to step down after eight years.
Minter told the school’s University Senate on Thursday that she will not seek another term when the post comes up for a vote this year.
Minter could not be reached for comment this morning.
Minter is an associate professor of history and specializes in U.S. legal history and the American South. She received her bachelor of arts in history and English from the University of Tennessee and received her master of arts and Ph.D. from the University of Virginia, specializing in American and English legal history.
The first chair of WKU’s University Senate, Minter is also involved in many civic activities including her service on the board of directors for the American Civil Liberties Union of Kentucky. She is completing a book manuscript on the origins of railroad segregation in the late 19th century South. Her term on the board ends in October.