Campus Contingent Cleans along Gateway to Campus

Photo of Benson cleaning

Approximately 20 representatives of Eastern Kentucky University, including President Michael Benson and other top administrators, fanned out along the West Main Street corridor of Richmond Tuesday morning, July 7.

Bags and pick-up tools in hand and bedecked in brightly colored vests, the crew spent the morning picking up litter from I-75 back to campus. Tuesday’s “service day” was part of an effort to make an important gateway to the EKU campus as visually appealing as possible.

“We take pride in our campus and community,” Benson said. “We want to do everything we can to help keep it clean and to showcase one of the main entry points into campus.”

Benson indicated that more such exercises will be scheduled in the future and involve students as well. “We intend this to be just the first of many efforts.”

The initiative stemmed from a discussion at a recent meeting of the President’s Council, Benson noted. “If we’re going to spell out what the University wants to do (as he did at a recent “town and gown” forum), we need to show that we are also committed to being good citizens and responsible community partners.”

Published on July 08, 2015

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