’86, ’96 grads elected to lead Morehead alums

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Mona Womack
Billie Johnson

MOREHEAD, Ky. (WTVQ/MSU Public Affairs) – A 1986 grad has been elected prsident and a 1996 grad named president-elect the Morehead State University Alumni Association announced.

Mona Sabie Womack, class of 1986, has been elected as the president, while Billie Renee Johnson, 1996, was chosen as president-elect.

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Womack graduated with a bachelor’s degree in biology and is the daughter of former MSU professors Drs. Mohammed and Layla Sabie. She later attended law school and currently serves as acting commissioner in the Public Protection Cabinet for Kentucky’s Department of Housing, Buildings and Construction for Kentucky.

Womack first joined the Alumni Board of Directors in 2014.

“Morehead State is very important to my family and me,” Womack said. “We have a long history with the institution, and I am truly honored to serve my alma mater in this capacity. I look forward to working with this devoted group of individuals as we represent MSU.”

Johnson graduated with a bachelor’s degree in sociology and now serves as executive director of State Grants. She previously served two terms on the board and was re-elected in 2018.

“MSU is so special and it is such a privilege to serve on this board. I am honored to be chosen as president-elect,” Johnson said. “I am passionate about maintaining the alumni and MSU connection and am excited about the things we will accomplish.”

In addition to president and president-elect, The MSU Alumni Association chose new board members. They include:

  • Mike Miller (89), Ft. Mitchell, KY
  • Jeff Rase (92, 99), Wheelersburg, OH
  • Patrick Osborne (01, 02), Nashville, TN
  • Randy Saunders (83), Westerville, OH
  • Darianne Seward (18), Columbus, OH
  • Breanna Howell (18), Louisa, KY

Additionally, the board welcomed two new student representatives. Emily Wiley, an agribusiness major from London, Kentucky, is the president of the Student Government Association (SGA). Brooke Hardin, a global studies and legal studies major from Bardstown, Kentucky, is the president of the Student Alumni Ambassadors (SAA).

They will represent their organizations, as well as current students, on the board.

As part of their service to the board, MSU Alumni Association members seek to create and maintain strong connections between alumni and the university, host alumni events, select annual alumni award recipients, participate in quarterly meetings and more.

To learn more about the MSU Alumni Association, contact MSU’s Office of Alumni Relations and Development at 606-783-2033, email giving@moreheadstate.edu or visit alumni.moreheadstate.edu.