Ransdell to headline Bowling Green area chamber’s Big Red Roast

Elliott Pratt

WKU president Gary Ransdell has agreed to be “roasted” at the Chamber Foundation’s benefit lunch hosted by the Bowling Green Area Chamber of Commerce.

The Chamber’s “Big Red Roast” for the Charles M. Moore Leadership Fund is set for July 16 at 11 a.m. at the National Corvette Museum.

“That’s a dubious honor,” Ransdell said. “I go under that with some trepidation, but it should be fun. I’ve not done anything quite like it.”

Ransdell joins Warren County Judge Executive Michael Buchanon as those who have been roasted at the chamber’s annual event.

Ransdell added that for as long as he’s been president at WKU, he’s anxious to see what people will have to say about him.

“The thing about it is that after 16 years on the job that leaves a lot of opportunity for people to compile a pretty long list of things to take a shot at,” Ransdell said. “It’ll be fun and all for a good cause. I’m honored that they’ve asked me to do that, and it should be fun.”

The Bowling Green Chamber of Commerce said in a press release they will honor Ransdell’s leadership and contributions to South Central Kentucky’s economic and community progress through the event.

The money raised from the Big Red Roast will go toward scholarships for Leadership Bowling Green.