Michael Benson

Campus Making "No Little Plans" for Inauguration, Homecoming

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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.

Benson among Leaders Heading Effort to Help Appalachian Kentucky Move Forward

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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.

EKU Announces Move to Establish Tobacco-Free Campus

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.

President Benson Addresses Faculty, Staff at First Convocation

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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.