Dean pleads not guilty to misdemeanor charges



An assistant dean in the UK College of Social Work plead not guilty and waived formal arraignment to criminal trespassing and giving an officer a false name and address Thursday, under Fayette County District Court Judge Maria Ransdell.

According to the police report, a woman called Lexington Police Saturday with the complaint of a suspicious man walking around buildings at her apartment complex. The woman told the responding officer that Ray Dowd looked like the same man who had exposed himself to her earlier, according to the police report.

Dowd, 49, is listed as a member of the Student Lifecycle Management Advisory Group, as a 2009 nominee for Work-Life Supervisor of the Year and as a UK United Way cabinet member, according to the UK website.

In an e-mail to the Kernel Thursday, UK spokeswoman Kathy Johnson said Dowd is still employed at UK, and his employment status has not changed.

Dowd will next appear in court Thursday, Oct. 21 at 10 a.m.

“Tell him not to go to that location in the meantime,” Ransdell said in court Thursday.