Benson Reflects on 2017
In his office on campus at the Coates administration building, President Michael Benson’s passion for the people, places and programs in his charge as university president is apparent. “Today is one of the best days of the year,” the university president said somewhat breathlessly, after fielding yet another phone call and sending off a quick email. The to-do list was a bit longer than usual that day, as it was Eastern Kentucky University’s fall graduation and the president would soon be shaking the hands of hundreds of newly-graduated Colonels.
His smile is broad and his excitement is electric, because this day marked what the university is about, after all; sending educated and qualified individuals out in the workforce armed with the knowledge and skills for success.
Published on December 26, 2017