Meet David


Serving the Community

David Ermold is a 14-year resident of Morehead, and he is proud to call Rowan County his home. Within the first year of living in Rowan County, he quickly made friendships at the university, and he built strong relationships within the community. He is a two-time graduate of Morehead State University, and he has dedicated his career to working with the public in Eastern Kentucky and in West Virginia.


Since graduating Morehead State University with two Master’s degrees, David has been teaching young people as an Assistant Professor of English at the University of Pikeville. He plans and organizes classes to help students in their future careers and to be contributing members of society. David serves on multiple committees at the university, but he is also a founding member and the Director of Administration for Morehead Pride, Inc. As a member of the Board of Directors, he is responsible for helping to organize multiple charity driven events within Rowan County, and he is responsible for reaching out to leaders in surrounding areas to bring in opportunities for our citizens to grow and share in the diversity of Kentucky.


Previous to his work at Pikeville, David served as the Faculty Senate Chair at Southern West Virginia Community and Technical College, and he led the senate in rewriting college policy and overhauling the senate constitution. In 2013, he was awarded the faculty of the year – Savas-Kostas Award for Excellence. During this time, David also taught for Maysville Community and Technical College, and along with planning and implementing online meetings, he worked with inmates at the Eastern Kentucky Correctional Complex in West Liberty helping to guide them with the skills needed to successfully re-enter society. Working with such a diverse population has helped David understand the needs of all those in the community, and it has helped him to understand that working together is the only way to move society forward.


After graduating high school, David worked as a Major Accounts Customer Care Representative for Pagenet, a communications firm located in the suburbs of Philadelphia. He was responsible for the billing and auditing of major client accounts, and he kept detailed records of equipment and service transactions. David is a firm believer in public service and providing opportunities for others. He values and supports inclusiveness and a strong sense of community.