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June 2015

President's Office, Turners Contribute to Research and Scholarship Fund

Eastern Kentucky University President Michael Benson and Board of Regents Chair Craig Turner have underscored their commitment to twin core missions of the University – teaching and scholarship – with investments in the newly established President’s Research and Scholarship Fund.

Benson Presides at Makeshift Commencement Ceremony for One Student

Last winter, he shoveled nearly a foot of snow off a student’s driveway in Berea after that student challenged him on Twitter to make it possible for him to attend class the next morning.

On Sunday, May 17, Eastern Kentucky University President Michael Benson took time to preside at a one-person commencement ceremony, again due to a Twitter request from a student.

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