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.
Eastern Kentucky University President Michael Benson has been appointed to represent Football Championship Subdivision (FCS) institutions on the nine-member NCAA Honors Committee.
Benson is the first Ohio Valley Conference president to serve on the committee.
Eastern Kentucky University President Michael Benson will make two presentations at Yale University on Friday, Nov. 14.
“Too often in higher education,” Michael Benson said, “we become accustomed to saying that things cannot be done, or this or that cannot be tried.
“I say that we cannot afford to remain static, nor do we have the luxury of being anything but bold and audacious.”
Eastern Kentucky University is making “no little plans” for Oct. 21-26.
Several events are scheduled leading up to the inauguration on Friday, Oct. 24, of the University’s 12th president, Michael Benson. Then, the University will celebrate Homecoming with a parade and football game with visiting rival Southeast Missouri.
Eastern Kentucky University President Michael Benson has been named co-chair of Bluegrass Tomorrow’s Bluegrass Higher Education Consortium.
Benson, who assumed the EKU presidency in August 2013, will serve alongside John Roush, president of Centre College.
After recounting the story of how Orville and Wilbur Wright overcame great odds to make aviation history and change the world, Eastern Kentucky University President Michael Benson challenged faculty and staff to live a life of curiosity and consequence.
President Michael Benson and Vice President for Development and Alumni Relations Michael Eastman are sharing the Eastern Kentucky University story in China.
Want to learn more about new and exciting developments at Eastern Kentucky University?
One new option is to follow EKU President Michael Benson on Twitter.
With hundreds of followers already at @EKUPrez, Benson is lending his personal touch to the EKU story.
Eastern Kentucky University President Michael Benson is among 41 leaders from education, government and business heading a comprehensive and bipartisan effort aimed at “Shaping Our Appalachian Region.”
That’s the title for a recently announced initiative to help Kentucky’s Appalachian region move forward in the face of continued declines in the coal industry.