New Staff Bring Skills, Commitment to Service

WILMORE, Ky. — Asbury University welcomes two new staff members with the skills and experience to positively impact the campus experience for students, faculty and staff alike.

Joe Kelly

Joe Kelly will become the Assistant Director of the Physical Plant, a position that involves supervising the operation and maintenance of all campus buildings and equipment with sound stewardship. He brings to the position experience in construction and plumbing — Kelly has been a master plumber since 1993 — as well as business management.

“I’m excited to interact with the students and join a team that creates, maintains and grows a beautiful environment for education,” Kelly said.

David Hay, a former Kentucky State Trooper with extensive management and field experience throughout the state, will be the Director of Campus Safety and Security. As director, he will be responsible for the daily operations of Asbury’s security office, the switchboard and environmental safety policies, as well as coordinating campus safety issues and training opportunities.

Hay graduated from Kentucky State University and the Kentucky State Police Academy before earning a master’s degree in psychology at Grand Canyon University. He is currently pursuing a doctorate in psychology.

David Hay

“I’m looking forward to playing a role in keeping this unique community safe so students can learn, faculty can teach, and everyone who spends time on Asbury’s campus is free to pursue whatever calling God has for them,” Hay said.

Vice President of Operations Glenn Hamilton is confident that the combination of strong technical and personal skills that both Hay and Kelly will bring to campus can positively influence their departments — and the wider campus community.

“David Hay and Joe Kelly are coming into departments on campus with a track record of commitment to service,” Hamilton said. “Their leadership will help Asbury continue an outstanding campus experience as the University grows.”

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