Redwine wins NACAS service award, prepares for retirement

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Morehead State has more than world-class faculty and facilities, it also has an award-winning staff. Bill Redwine (79), assistant vice president of auxiliary services, was awarded the Robert F. Newton Award for Distinguished Service by the National Association of Collegiate Auxiliary Services (NACAS). 

Redwine has served as a NACAS president at both the regional and national levels and currently serves on the NACAS Foundation Board of Directors.  

Redwine has been with MSU for 38 years and is the founder of the Kentucky Auxiliary Services Association (KASA).  

“This association has meant a tremendous amount to me. We’ve seen a lot of things grow,” Redwine said while accepting the award. “We’ve developed friendships. We’ve laughed together, we’ve celebrated together, we’ve cried together. And, like here, celebrated again. To be recognized by your peers at this level, with this type of award, is both thrilling and humbling. I look back at individuals who have mentored me through the years, people like Charlie Figari, Frank Mumford, Ken Ramey, Jim Morgan and Jim Hudson. It’s incredible.”  

The Robert F. Newton Award for Distinguished Service is the most prestigious award given by NACAS, recognizing an individual who has displayed extraordinary and outstanding service to NACAS and to the profession. 

Redwine also announced he will be retiring from MSU in March after more than 38 years working for the University.  

Redwine started his career as a University development officer and has held leadership positions in alumni relations and development, campus giving and auxiliary services. Redwine said there are many things he’s accomplished at MSU that make him proud.  

“We published the first-ever alumni directory, we hosted the first-ever Caribbean cruise, we developed the first ‘one card’ system for campus, we developed the farm-to-campus program, and so on,” he said.  “I have a number of things that I’m really, really proud of, including serving as national president of NACAS.” 

Redwine said the thing he’ll miss the most about working at MSU is the interaction with students and all his coworkers and colleagues.  

“MSU has some tremendously loyal and dedicated faculty/staff and I will miss the opportunity to work with them on a daily basis. The team that I assembled to run Auxiliary Services is one of the best in the business and I’ll miss each and every one of them,” he said. “Students are, and should be, our primary focus and I have had the great fortune to interact with some outstanding students.” 

Redwine said he plans to take it easy for a little while after he retires, then plans to help in Rep. Rocky Adkins’ (82) campaign for governor. 

Bill lives in Morehead with his wife Susette (83), also an MSU retiree. They have two children, Deveney Redwine (18) and Brett (05) and wife Emilee (10) Redwine, and one grandson, William.

For more information on Auxiliary Services at MSU, call 606-783-2081 or visit www.moreheadstate.edu/auxiliary