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CU Employs Joe Walters as Senior Campaign Officer Beginning July 1

By Joan C. McKinney, director of university communications

CAMPBELLSVILLE, Ky. –Joe Walters, a member and associate member of the Campbellsville University Board of Trustees nine years, has joined the CU Office of Development staff as senior campaign officer beginning July 1, according to an announcement from Dr. Michael V. Carter, president.

“We are very pleased to have Mr. Walters join our Office of Development staff,” Carter said.

“His service as a member of the CU Board of Trustees certainly gives him a unique and intricate perspective of the institution’s mission and forward progress. Mr. Walters is acquainted with many friends and supporters of Campbellsville University so he is wellprepared to help us in his new capacity.”

Walters, who has been a long-time supporter of Campbellsville University, has as his primary responsibility the securing of additional annual, major and planned gifts for the university, according to Benji Kelly, vice president for development.

“We are excited about Joe joining our development staff,” Kelly said. “Joe brings years of experience to the job and his love for the university is second to none.

“We look forward to him helping us reach our fundraising goals in the future.”

Walters served two consecutive four-year terms on the CU Board of Trustees in 2000-03 and 2004-07. In 2008, he is serving as an associate trustee.

Walters has been employed as commercial loan operations and lender with Community Trust Bank since 2004. He previously worked at Campbellsville University three years, from 1996 to 1999, as director of special projects/purchasing.

Walters and his wife, Susan Tesseneer Walters, were the owners and managers of Java Joe’s from 2000 to 2004, which was located in the building which now houses Campbellsville University’s WLCU TV-4.

Walters received a master of divinity degree from The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in 1988 and a bachelor of science in business administration from Western Kentucky University in 1983. He received clinical pastoral education at North Carolina Baptist Hospital in 1994 and graduated from Green County Vocational School with an accounting major area of study. He also has received training on strategy planning with PACT Consultant Basic Training Seminary.

Walters has also served as chaplain with Catawba Hospital in Catawba, Va.; pastor of Catawba Valley Baptist Church in Catawba, Va.; bookkeeper/accountant with Louisville Cartage Company and was assistant department manager with the College Heights Bookstore at Western Kentucky University.

Walters and his wife, Susan, who formerly was international student advisor at CU, live on Lanai Lane in Campbellsville.

Campbellsville University is a private, comprehensive institution located in South Central Kentucky. Founded in 1906, Campbellsville University is affiliated with the Kentucky Baptist Convention and has an enrollment of 2,405 students who represent 98 Kentucky counties, 25 states and 29 foreign nations. Listed in U.S.News& World Report’s 2008 “America’s Best Colleges,” CU is ranked 22nd in “Best Baccalaureate Colleges” in the South and eighth in the South for “Great Schools, Great Prices.” CU has been ranked 15 consecutive years with U.S.News& World Report. The university has also been named to America’s Best Christian Colleges®. Campbellsville University is located 82 miles southwest of Lexington, Ky., and 80 miles southeast of Louisville, Ky. Dr. Michael V. Carter is in his ninth year as president.