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600 West Walnut Street
Danville, KY 40422
Old Centre, First Floor
8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
(Closed from noon to 1 p.m. for lunch)
Monday – Friday, excluding College holidays
The President’s Office Staff
Jamey Leahey, instructor of government, serves Centre in several capacities. His primary roles are as the College’s in-house attorney and as the director of the estate and planned giving programs with the development office. In the additional role of pre-law advisor, he works with students contemplating and preparing for law school and legal careers. During the CentreTerms, he teaches classes related to law, jurisprudence, and the judicial system.
Prior to joining Centre in 1997, Jamey practiced law in Owensboro, Kentucky. His practice there was concentrated in business, regulatory, and litigation matters, particularly through the representation of western Kentucky’s main electric power generation and transmission utility. Immediately before coming to Centre, Jamey obtained for his electric utility client a favorable judgment in a service-rights territory dispute with more than $40 million of the client’s revenue at stake. Jamey also served as a guardian ad litem for neglected and abused children in cases before the Juvenile Court.
Jamey is an active member of a number of professional organizations, including the National Association of College and University Attorneys, the National Committee on Planned Giving, and the Kentucky Planned Giving Council. He has also served on the board of editors of the Journal of College and University Law.
After obtaining his B.A. in government from Centre College, he went on to earn his J.D. from the Indiana University School of Law in Bloomington, where he was managing editor of the Federal Communications Law Journal.
File last updated: 5/1/13
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Pre-law advisor for students contemplating and preparing for law school and legal careers. Teaches classes related to law, jurisprudence, and the judicial system. Works with donors and financial advisors to design deferred and estate gifts. In-house attorney for Centre College.
Noltemeyer appointed chief planning officer at Centre College (May 13, 2015). Full story.
Patrick Noltemeyer, who previously served as associate dean of students and director of community service and the Bonner Program at Centre, has been selected to serve as the new special assistant to the president for institutional research and College events. He begins his duties May 15.
The position was created to fill responsibilities previously assumed by Nancy Lackey, special assistant to the president and event planner, and Steve Winrich, director of institutional research, both of whom recently announced that they were stepping back from these roles. Lackey has recently taken an extended leave of absence and Winrich will return to full-time teaching in the economics program.
“Patrick was an obvious choice to fill this role, because he has a wide range of skills and experience,” said John A. Roush, president of Centre College. “His more than 10 years of service to the College since graduating in 2001 have been stellar, and he has excelled at handling whatever challenge has been handed his way. I am confident his considerable talents will be of real benefit not just to my office but to the College as a whole.”
A native of Louisville, Ky., Noltemeyer earned a B.S. degree at Centre with a major in psychology. As is typical of Centre graduates, he studied abroad, traveling to Barbados as part of a CentreTerm trip led by psychology professor Brent White. In 2004, Noltemeyer earned an M.A. degree in education at the University of Kentucky, and he is now at work completing his Ph.D. degree in education at the University of Louisville. His graduate work has focused on higher education administration and student personnel, and his dissertation is titled “Employee Engagement and Motivation to Work, Organizational Change, and Leadership.” Noltemeyer plans to complete his doctoral degree work by May 2014.
“I look forward to continuing my service to the College in this position, and I’m especially grateful for the opportunity to analyze our success and support our decision-making through institutional research, and to partner with colleagues in the President’s Office and around campus to facilitate some of the major events in the life of the College,” said Noltemeyer.
“I have been fortunate to work in the Student Life Office for the last 10 years with colleagues who have inspired, educated, and challenged my development,” Noltemeyer added, “and I look forward to continuing my work with them, albeit in a different capacity. My work with students, specifically those in the Bonner Scholars Program and CARE, has instilled in me a deep understanding of the transformational power of the Centre educational experience.”
After graduating from Centre, Noltemeyer began his career at the University of Kentucky, serving for one year as a residence hall director, followed by a similar role at Georgetown College, where he was resident director for Pi Kappa Alpha. He returned to Centre in 2003, first as director of Greek life, and then director of volunteer service and coordinator of the Bonner Program. He was promoted to associate dean of students and director of community service and the Bonner Program in 2008. In this role, Noltemeyer has provided oversight for the $3.55 million Bonner Scholars endowment and the $1 million Bonner Leaders endowment. For his efforts, he received the Bonner Administrator Award in 2010 from the National Bonner Foundation.
A great deal of Noltemeyer’s energy has been devoted to providing leadership for service at Centre, which is an essential part of the Centre educational experience. This past year alone, students in the Bonner Scholars Program and Centre Action Reaches Everyone (CARE) donated 7,000 hours of service to the downtown Danville area.
Noltemeyer’s other leadership roles include supervisory responsibility for the staff and operations of the Parsons Student Health Center, as well as planning and coordination of the annual Alternative Spring Break program.
As a student and a staff member, Noltemeyer was also involved in the two vice presidential debates hosted by Centre. In 2000, he spent hours putting up chain link fence as part of the fencing crew. In 2012, as a member of the Vice Presidential Debate Steering Committee, Noltemeyer worked as director of educational and community outreach. Among many successes, he worked with local schools on debate-related programming and partnered with Connected Nation on creation of a virtual town hall forum called “Our Voice, Our Future” that involved 3,000 students from 150 high schools in 48 states and 14 countries.
Noltemeyer takes service and community involvement personally, and he currently serves in volunteer roles for Centro Latino, Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Bluegrass, and Clark’s Run Environmental and Educational Cooperative. He has also been active with the Heart of Kentucky United Way.
Noltemeyer and his wife, Megan, who serves as the academic affairs fellow in the office of the dean, make their home in Danville with their son, Jackson.
Milton Reigelman has filled many roles at Centre, including serving as Acting President (1997-98), but for more than thirty-five years has primarily been known as a professor of American literature and humanities at the College. At different times during this period he has also overseen admissions and financial aid, student life, development, planning, alumni affairs, the Norton Center for the Arts, and communications.
In 1988, the Louisville Courier-Journal named him one of the three “toughest professors” in Kentucky. At Centre he has won the Rookie of the Year award, the Eric Mount student appreciation award, and the David Hughes Outstanding Professor award two times; has twice chaired the division of humanities and been the Associate Dean; was named the N.E.H. Distinguished Professor of Humanities; and was elected president of Phi Beta Kappa. He has served as president of many local organizations, including the Boyle County Public Library, the Rotary Club, and Anaconda: the Danville Literary and Social Club, founded in 1839.
He lectured on American culture as the US government Senior Fulbright Professor at the University of Warsaw in Communist Poland for one year and Kiev University in the Ukraine for a half-year. He currently directs the College’s Center for Global Citizenship after directing the Centre abroad programs in Strasbourg and London several times. In this country he has been a Captain in Army Intelligence, worked for The Washington Post, studied at Yale and U.N.C. in N.E.H. seminars, and been Dean of the Kentucky Governor’s Scholars Program for fourteen years. During 2007-2009 he coordinated a series of Energizing Kentucky conferences for Berea, Centre, the University of Kentucky, and the University of Louisville.
In 2007 he co-chaired the International Melville/Conrad Conference in Poland that featured 100 leading scholars from 22 countries. With his Polish co-editor Pawel Jedrzejko, he has recently published two books (Secret Sharers in 2011 and Hearts of Darkness in 2010) that bring together innovative Melville essays from scholars around the world. Earlier in his career he published The Midland: A Venture in Literary Regionalism and co-edited The Danville Quarterly. The subjects of his other publications include Henry James, Faulkner, T. S. Eliot, Emerson, George Eliot, Ed McClanahan, and John LeCarre.
Dr. Reigelman has a B.A. in philosophy from William & Mary, an M.A. from the University of Pennsylvania, and an M.A. and Ph.D. from the University of Iowa. He first did graduate work in English at Johns Hopkins University.
File last updated: 8/6/13
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A widely experienced and much-honored professor of English and the humanities who has crossed over into top administrative posts in strategic planning, international study, and external affairs. Acting president during 1997-98. Twice a Fulbright lecturer abroad (the University of Warsaw in Poland and Kiev University
in the Ukraine). A year in France directing Centre’s residential overseas program in Strasbourg. Publisher
and co-founder of the Danville Quarterly from 1974-77.
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President of Centre College since 1998. A veteran of administrative work at Centre, the University of Richmond, and Miami University. Former Academic All-America football player at Ohio University.
Interested in themes of student leadership, community service, and the scholar-athlete.