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McFaddin officially named EKU’s 14th president; board votes unanimously to remove interim tag

Dr. David McFaddin is Eastern Kentucky University’s 14th president after a special meeting of the Board of Regents on Thursday. The board voted unanimously to remove the interim from his title and will work out a contract with the president before December. McFaddin is currently paid $300,000 per year. “Today is truly the culmination of everything that is good about this institution. My job is...

EKU Board of Regents names Dr. David McFaddin interim president; will assume duties on Jan. 6

The Eastern Kentucky University Board of Regents named Dr. David McFaddin the school’s interim president after meeting in executive session at its regular board meeting on Dec. 12. McFaddin will assume the duties Jan. 6, when Dr. Michael Benson’s resignation takes effect. Before being named interim president, McFaddin was the senior vice president for operations and strategic initiatives at...

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...

Regents Castro, Diaz offer ‘Strategies for Success’ during presentation to EKU Latino students

The fast-growing Latino population at Eastern Kentucky University can now look to the institution’s Board of Regents for role models. Lewis Diaz, an attorney in Northern Kentucky, and Juan Castro, an accountant in Lexington, took time out to spend two hours with many of the University’s approximately 550 Latino students on Oct. 11, sharing their “Strategies for Success.” The event was part...