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EKU Board of Regents approve components of enrollment plan, return to campus for fall semester

The Eastern Kentucky University Board of Regents have approved several components of an enrollment plan titled “The EKU Advantage.” “The EKU Advantage” includes freezing tuition, dining and housing rates at the same rates that students paid last fall, increasing available scholarship monies for need-based students, waiving application fees and several other requirements to ensure the university...

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...