Faculty and Staff - Working Remotely due to Covid-19

Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the Martin School faculty and staff are working remotely for the foreseeable future. Please email martinschool@uky.edu for assistance or general questions. You can also find specific faculty and staff emails here under "People." For details on UK's plan for Fall 2020, please visit https://www.uky.edu/coronavirus/

Ronald G. Sowell

Ron Sowell 2013 Distinguished Alumni
Distinguished Alumni

Ron has enjoyed a very rewarding career in health care administration and education for over thirty-four years. He currently serves as Executive Vice President and CFO of Commonwealth Health Corporation. At CHC, Ron led the organization to its first-ever bond rating by Standard and Poor’s and oversees the finances of over $1 billion gross revenue operations. Ron is actively involved in healthcare policy and legislation at the state and federal level and regularly serves as an advocate for CHC and Kentucky’s healthcare industry in Frankfort and Washington. Currently, Ron serves his community on numerous board most recently as a member of the WKU Gordon Ford College of Business Executive Advisory Council, as a member of the Kentucky Hospital Association’s Legislative Committee, as the Chairman of the of the Building Committee for State Street United Methodist Church. To recognize his efforts, the Board of Directors for the Bowling Green Area Chamber of Commerce selected on as their Volunteer Board Member of the Year for 2000 and in October, 2001, Ron was named by WKU at its Summit Awards as the Volunteer of the Year for the Hilltopper Athletic Foundation. He is a native of Bowling Green, earned his Bachelor of Arts degree from Western Kentucky University and a Masters of Public Administration from the Martin School in 1977