UPIKE appoints Leadership Kentucky President Janice Sword Way to Board of Trustees

The University of Pikeville is pleased to announce the appointment of Janice Sword Way, Leadership Kentucky President, as the newest member of their Board of Trustees. She is a graduate of the 1987 Leadership Kentucky program and has served as the president of Leadership Kentucky since 2015.

Pikeville, Ky., native Way began her career at WPKE radio. Early in her career, she served as the public affairs producer/director at Kentucky Educational Television (KET) and the promotion manager for WKYT-TV in Lexington, Ky. She was on the original team launching WYMT-TV in Hazard, where she served as news anchor, reporter and producer. Later, she was a producer, reporter and anchor for WBIR-TV in Knoxville, Tennessee. 

Way came to Leadership Kentucky from St. Elizabeth Healthcare in Northern Kentucky, where she was assistant vice president of the health system’s foundation. Before St. Elizabeth and St. Luke Hospitals merged, she served as director of public relations and marketing, supervised community and legislative relations and led the St. Luke Community Foundation as vice president.

UPIKE President Burton J. Webb, Ph.D., looks forward to welcoming Way to the Board of Trustees.

“There is no question in my mind that Janice Way loves the University of Pikeville,” said Webb. “Her commitment to the region and her love for education runs deep in these mountains.”

Way is honored to serve as a trustee for UPIKE and is impressed with the tremendous growth and expansion of the university during the past several years. She will be prepared for assisting the decisions that will enhance future opportunities for the students of Appalachia.

“Many impactful, important and positive things are happening in Appalachia. If the best and brightest students and young leaders stay in the region, they can create significant transformation,” said Way. “UPIKE and its students are at the center of this constructive growth with an encouraging future ahead.”