Redwine is a Sandy Hook native, and lifelong advocate and friend of public education and public employees. As a former school board member for the Rowan County Public Schools, Redwine worked to strengthen the local education system. He understands the value of public education and that it is the key to ending the cycle of poverty and the opioid epidemic. Redwine values the school bus driver, the teacher, the coach, the support staff, and every individual working to make sure our children receive the quality education they deserve.
For nearly forty years, Redwine was a dedicated employee of Morehead State University. As Rocky Adkins would say, Bill is an Eagle from the top of his head to the bottom of his feet. While at Morehead State, he worked to strengthen alumni relations and charitable giving. During his tenure with Alumni Relations and Development, he was instrumental in the development and implementation of a computerized database and tracking system for the alumni office. Under his guidance in 1998, the University surpassed $2 million in private gifts for the first time during a fiscal year. Later in his career, Redwine transitioned to the role as Assistant Vice President of Auxiliary Services where he introduced new technology to the office for the betterment of students and staff.
The National Association of College Auxiliary Services (N.A.C.A.S.) recognized Redwine for his expertise in student auxiliary services by electing him as the 2006 President of NACAS-South, a regional group representing fifteen states in the N.A.C.A.S. Subsequently, he served a term on the N.A.C.A.S. national board of directors representing the Southern Region. In 2015 he was elected Vice President of N.A.C.A.S., followed by President-elect, and in 2017 assumed the Presidency of N.A.C.A.S. at the national level. He currently serves on the N.A.C.A.S. Foundation Board of Directors. Mr. Redwine has written a variety of articles for higher education publications and technology newsletters, including best practices for fundraising in higher education and applications for smartcard technology.
Redwine has a true passion for giving back to his community. As past president and active member of the Morehead Optimist Club, Redwine helped raise over two million dollars to support youth athletics, child abuse prevention, Shop with a Trooper, theater and speech, gifted and talented programs, and other programs for local youth. Redwine continues to serve on the Foundation Board and Board of Directors at St. Claire Regional Medical Center to ensure that people in his community have access to quality and affordable healthcare. He also serves as a member of the Morehead Chamber of Commerce, Regional Advisory Board of Kentucky Bank, and Morehead State University Alumni Association.
If you asked Redwine about his biggest accomplishment, he would say his family. He has been married to his wife, Susette, for almost forty years. They enjoy traveling, attending any Morehead State sporting event, and spending time together. His daughter, Deveney Redwine, has continued in his footsteps as a proud Morehead State University employee. His son, Brett, is a public school teacher. Brett and his wife Emilee have two beautiful children, Will and Masyn, who Redwine loves to babysit after school.