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Barren County Husband and Wife Team Create New Leadership Fund at WKU


A Glasgow couple is creating a new fund to benefit the Western Kentucky University Center for Leadership Excellence.

Dr. Phillip Bale and Kristen Bale are contributing $250,000 through a financial gift and provision in their estate plan.

The gift will be used to start the Kristen T. and Phillip W. Bale Leadership Excellence Fund. The fund’s goal will be to advance the understanding and applications of leadership in contemporary society.

Dr. Bale is a Family Physician with Graves Gilbert Clinic and is the current chairman of the WKU Board of Regents.

Kristen Bale served as a WKU regent from 1992 to 2005. 

Kevin is the News Director at WKU Public Radio. He has been with the station since 1999, and was previously the Assistant News Director, and also served as local host of Morning Edition.
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