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Message from President David T. McFaddin - December 4, 2020

EKU Campus - Ravine with snow

Dear Campus Community,

Congratulations! You made it through another semester—a unique semester and arguably one of the most challenging ones in EKU’s history. Providing a healthy learning environment on our campus is a collective and herculean effort by our students, faculty, and staff. With perseverance and adaptation, you have shown the world what it means to be a Colonel.  

I know this semester wasn’t easy, and I appreciate your efforts and sacrifices. Responsible behavior, along with the careful planning and management by our dedicated faculty and staff, carried us through to the completion of the semester. During a challenging time, the Colonel spirit shines because of each of you. And because of your efforts and accomplishments, we are confident that we will once again enjoy an on-campus experience in the upcoming Spring semester. For those who will be graduating, congratulations. I hope everyone will join us in celebrating our Fall 2020 graduates by watching the virtual graduation ceremony on Friday, December 11, at 10 a.m. We wish we could celebrate your accomplishments in person and will welcome 2020 graduates to walk in future ceremonies, in addition to having the virtual event.

Whether you’ll be participating in online courses through the Winter Session or enjoying a break from school or work, please stay healthy and safe. Remember, all of us have a continued responsibility to keep our fellow Colonels healthy and well so that we can resume in-person instruction in January.

We look forward to welcoming back staff on Monday, January 4. We will continue with healthy at work measures for on-campus employees and continue remote work assignments where possible. If you are unsure of your work arrangements, please check with your supervisor. 

We look forward to classes beginning on Tuesday, January 19. Students, we will post additional information about the Spring 2021 semester on our website very soon. 

Until then, I wish you the best. I am forever grateful for everything you do to make EKU a great place to learn and live. Enjoy a well-deserved break!

One Eastern,

Dr. David T. McFaddin
President, Eastern Kentucky University

Published on December 04, 2020

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