“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.
Eastern Kentucky University President Michael Benson announced today that a task force has been established to finalize a tobacco-free policy on campus, to take effect June 1, 2014, and develop implementation strategies that assist the University community with the transition.
In a Convocation address punctuated by numerous rounds of applause from faculty and staff, new Eastern Kentucky University President Michael T. Benson shared a vision for the campus today that encompassed his commitment to what he called the three P’s: people, places and programs.
Dr. Michael Benson, who will become Eastern Kentucky University’s 12th President on Aug. 1, was the guest of honor Monday, June 17, at a reception hosted by the University’s Board of Regents and Foundation Board and attended by many local and state dignitaries.