Interim President of EKU named

Phot from EKU
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RICHMOND, Ky. (WTVQ) – The Eastern Kentucky University Board of Regents named Dr. David McFaddin the interim president of EKU, according to the university.

They say Dr. McFaddin will assume the duties Jan. 6, when Dr. Michael Benson’s resignation takes effect.

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Before being named interim president, Dr. McFaddin was the senior vice president for operations and strategic initiatives at EKU, according to officials.

A native son of Kentucky, Dr. McFaddin holds a doctorate in educational leadership and policy studies from EKU.

They say he also holds a master’s degree in business administration from the Gatton College of Business and Economics at the University of Kentucky and a B.A. summa cum laude from EKU with a major in public relations.

“Since my appointment to the EKU Board of Regents in 2016, I have gotten to know Dr. McFaddin in a professional capacity. I believe he is the exact right choice at the right time for the University,” Board Chair Lewis Diaz said.

“I look forward to working in harmony with the board of regents, university administrators, faculty, staff and students,” McFaddin added. “Together, we will remain committed to cementing the groundwork that makes EKU the first, affordable and smart choice for anyone seeking educational opportunity.”.

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