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Murray State University Board of Regents Names Steve Powless to Presidential Search Committee

PADUCAH, Ky., Nov. 13, 2018 – The Murray State University Board of Regents named Steve Powless, chairman and CEO for Computer Services, Inc. (CSI), to its selection committee for a new university president. The board invited Powless to serve on the 10-member committee based on his experience leading a global fintech company, as well as his familiarity with the university and its programs.

“The Board of Regents understands the significance of assembling a dynamic committee to help us select a forward-thinking, creative leader as the university’s next president,” said Susan Guess, board chair and SVP/marketing director for Paducah Bank. “We chose Steve for several factors, chief among them being his proven leadership at CSI, MSU and the larger Western Kentucky community. He has been a long-time supporter of our university, and CSI leadership played an instrumental role in the creation of our Telecommunications Systems Management program.”

Powless is chairman and CEO of CSI, a full-service fintech and regtech provider serving financial institutions and businesses nationwide. He also is the current chairman of the Baptist Health Paducah Administrative Board of Directors. Additionally, Powless, who received his bachelor’s degree in business from Murray State, received the Distinguished Alumnus Award from the MSU Alumni Association in 2014.

“At CSI, nearly 100 of our employees hold degrees from Murray State University, so our leadership team understands firsthand the university’s dedication to student achievement and academic excellence,” Powless said. “I am both honored and thrilled to serve on the selection committee as we choose a new president that will continue MSU’s pursuit of academic integrity and educational excellence.”About Computer Services, Inc.

Computer Services, Inc. (CSI) delivers core processing, managed services, mobile and Internet solutions, payments processing, print and electronic distribution, treasury management and regulatory compliance solutions to financial institutions and corporate customers across the nation. Exceptional service, dynamic solutions and superior results are the foundation of CSI’s reputation and have resulted in the company’s inclusion in such top industry-wide rankings as the FinTech 100, Talkin’ Cloud 100 and MSPmentor Top 501 Global Managed Service Providers List. CSI’s stock is traded on OTCQX under the symbol CSVI. For more information about CSI, visit