Robbie Rudolph, a 1973 Fulton Independent Schools graduate, formed Four Rivers Foundation with his wife Lisa in 2010 to
guarantee an opportunity for success for all students in Ballard County, Carlisle County, Fulton County, Fulton Independent,
Hickman, County, the Mayfield / Graves County ATC and the Four Rivers Career Academy. Robbie and Lisa are owners of Rudolph’s Inc.
Through partnerships with Murray State University, West Kentucky Community and Technical College, area businesses and community
supporters, Rudolph strives to create a culture that removes financial and other barriers to create an environment where every
student can be successful. Lisa Rudolph is vice chair of the Murray State University Board of Regents.
Shown here receiving the 2018 KSBA Joseph W. Kelly Award from Commissioner Dr. Wayne Lewis and KBE Board Chair Hal Heiner.
“Robbie has spent close to a decade expanding college and career opportunities for the 3,200 students Four Rivers Foundation serves,”
Commissioner of Education Wayne Lewis said. “We are grateful for his advocacy and confident that the culture of success he has
fostered will continue to grow in decades to come.”
Rudolph continues his advocacy by partnering with the technical centers, West Kentucky Work Ready Skills Initiative and the New
Skills for Youth Cohort II to expand dual credit offerings and create pipelines from the centers through the technical colleges
to the workplace.
“Robbie continues to demonstrate a long-term commitment to making a difference in the lives of all Kentuckians,” Lewis said.
“His dedication of time, resources and talent is truly deserving of the high recognition the Joseph Kelly Award bestows.”