Welcome to EKU
My love affair with Eastern Kentucky University began when I set foot on the Richmond campus as a first-generation college student more than four decades ago, and my pride has only grown through the years as I’ve watched my alma mater evolve into an institution of increasing national distinction.
The skyline of EKU today bears little resemblance to the campus I strolled as an undergraduate and graduate student, and the University’s tremendous growth has included the addition of extended campuses throughout the region. More importantly, Eastern Kentucky University still bears all the qualities that have endeared her to generations of appreciative students: a warm and welcoming atmosphere, and outstanding programs and services delivered by a faculty and staff committed to excellence and to the academic and personal growth of every student.
I would love nothing more than to show you why 95 percent of our more than 110,000 alumni say their EKU education was a positive or extremely positive experience and why more and more students are entrusting their future with us.
I am privileged and honored to serve as President of Eastern Kentucky University, and most grateful for the opportunities it has afforded me. I hope you soon take the opportunity to visit one of our campuses in person and discover just as I did years ago that this is, indeed, a special place that can enrich your life beyond measure.