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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...

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...