Barton D. Darrell became the thirty-fourth president of Kentucky Wesleyan College on September 16, 2014.
President Darrell was associated with the law firm of Bell, Orr, Ayers & Moore in Bowling Green, beginning in 1987. He became a partner in 1991. Darrell has represented school districts throughout Kentucky, including the Daviess County Public Schools and the Warren County Public Schools, where he served as general counsel. He has served as president of the Bowling Green-Warren County Bar Association, as a member of the Board of Directors of the Bowling Green-Warren County Chamber of Commerce, a founding director of the board of the Southern Kentucky Performing Arts Center, chairman of the board for the American Red Cross, a member of the Governor’s Advisory Council for Volunteer Services, a member of the board of Leadership Kentucky and in numerous other public service capacities. Darrell was also appointed by the governor to serve on Kentucky’s Council on Postsecondary Education for four years and was the vice-chair in 2004.