Big Red Roast Honors Dr. Gary Ransdell

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (WBKO) - He is one of the most well known alumni of Western Kentucky University and Tuesday the jokes were made at his expense.

WKU President Gary Ransdell was the headliner of The Big Red Roast hosted by the Bowling Green Area Chamber of Commerce. Hundreds packed the National Corvette Museum for the yearly event. Many familiar faces from Dr. Ransdell's past joined the crowd to share in the fun.

"I mean a lot of friends are here and a lot of old friends from when I was at WKU as a student which is kinda scary. It's great, it's an honor, and I am proud to be part of a community that comes together like this," says Dr. Ransdell.

Each year the chamber roasts someone who has made significant contributions to South Central Kentucky.

Proceeds from the event benefit the Charles M. Moore Leadership Fund. is happy to provide a forum for commenting and discussion. Please respect and abide by the house rules:

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