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Benson Reflects on 2017

Groundbreaking Ceremony

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.

Proposed 2018-19 Tuition

Dear Faculty, Staff, and Students:

An ominous first sentence in a New York Times op-ed piece in May 2017 says it all.

“The country’s most powerful engine of upward mobility is under assault,” penned Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist David Leonhardt.

A Message from EKU President Michael T. Benson

As a new year begins, we welcome students, faculty and staff to campus with great anticipation. Move in Day, the Big E Welcome, and Student Convocation are several events where we come together as a university to celebrate learning and the college experience.

Benson Named to AGB Council of Presidents

Dr. Benson Speaking

Eastern Kentucky University President Michael Benson has been named to the Council of Presidents of the Association of Governing Boards of Universities and Colleges.

Benson, the only representative of a Kentucky college or university, joins 28 others on the council, which is chaired by Paul J. LeBlanc of Southern New Hampshire University.

Benson Serving on AASCU Task Force

Photo of task force

Eastern Kentucky University President Michael Benson is serving on the American Association of State Colleges and Universities (AASCU) Task Force on University Partnerships. The task force is looking at what comprises successful partnerships in the broadest possible terms, including collaboration with the private sector, the non-profit community, and governmental entities.

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