March 14, 2014
For Immediate Release
|Steve Wright, far right, of Magnolia, is a new member of the Campbellsville University Board of Trustees. He met with Ginny Flanagan, left, special assistant to the president; and Otto Tennant, vice president for finance and administration, both of Campbellsville University. Wright attended an orientation for new trustees. (Campbellsville University Photo by Joan C. McKinney)
By Drew Tucker, communications assistant
CAMPBELLSVILLE, Ky. – “Campbellsville University is a better place because of people like Steve Wright,” Benji Kelly, Campbellsville University’s vice president for development, said.
Wright met his wife, Lisa, while attending CU in the 1970s. They graduated in 1980 and 1981, respectively.
“Campbellsville University is important to Lisa and me because that is where we met,” he said.
He graduated from CU with a bachelor’s degree in political science and passed the Uniform Investment Advisor Law Examination in 2008. He is now a managing member of The Wright Legacy Group LLC, which offers a variety of financial services.
“I owe who I am today to Campbellsville,” he said. “It’s the best kept secret in Christian higher education.”
Wright and his wife support CU by “giving monthly and for special fundraisers.” These have included being one of the first to contribute to the Ransdell Chapel, restoration of the Student Activities Center, supporting the Scholarship Fund and Hardin/LaRue Alumni Chapter.
The beginning of the Campaign for the Commonwealth kicks off at the Hardin/LaRue Alumni and Friends event on March 20 at 6 p.m. at the Stone Hearth Inn, 1001 N. Mulberry St., Elizabethtown.
“This campaign will help give more funds to scholarships, which will give the ability to provide Christian learning for more students,” Wright said.
Wright is a member of Campbellsville University’s Board of Trustees and is a member of the university’s Advancement Board. He also serves on the Stewardship and Master Planning Teams at Severns Valley Baptist Church in Elizabethtown, Ky.
He and his wife live in Magnolia, Ky.
“Campaign for the Commonwealth” is a part of a much larger phase, “Our Time, This Place: The Next Century Campaign for Campbellsville University,” which will raise funds to go toward funding the next 100 years of preparing young people to become servant leaders.
Dr. Michael V. Carter, president of Campbellsville University, said, “With the growth Campbellsville University has experienced over the past 15 years, God’s leadership has been present in every phase of university life. Now we are poised to continue that growth and serve even more students in the years ahead.”
Other upcoming events include: April 24 in Louisville; May 8 in Somerset; May 15 in Danville (including Stanford) and May 22 in Lexington. Other events, the dates of which are to be announced, will be in the fall in Bowling Green, Owensboro, Paducah, Frankfort and Florence.
Campbellsville University is a widely acclaimed Kentucky-based Christian university with more than 3,600 students offering 63 undergraduate options, 17 master’s degrees, five postgraduate areas and eight pre-professional programs. The website for complete information is campbellsville.edu.