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.
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.
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.