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Eastern Kentucky University board bids farewell to Chair Craig Turner, elects Regent Lewis Turner

Eastern Kentucky University’s January 9 Board of Regents meeting was uncharacteristically emotional as the Colonel Community bid a fond farewell to outgoing Chair Craig Turner. The board unanimously elected Regent Lewis Diaz as Turner’s successor. A Cuban native, Diaz is EKU’s first minority Board of Regents Chair. He graduated from EKU with an undergraduate degree in 2000 and a master’s degree...

Tuition increases OK’d by Eastern’s regents; across-the-board raise out for faculty, staff

Eastern Kentucky University’s Board of Regents have approved a 2.95 percent increase in undergraduate tuition for Kentucky residents. Full-time resident undergraduates will now pay $3,768 per semester.   Resident graduate tuition will increase $15 per credit hour, or 3.41 percent.   Meanwhile, EKU faculty and staff will not receive an across-the-board raise for 2013-14. The board also...