Eastern Kentucky University President Doug Whitlock told EKU’s Board of Regents on Tuesday, Jan. 17, that he has “the will, energy and ability” to lead the institution in the “challenging days ahead.”
Whitlock, who assumed the presidency in 2007, was the subject of an evaluation recently conducted by the Board.
Dr. Sherwood Thompson, assistant dean and associate professor in the College of Education at Eastern Kentucky University, has been selected to participate in 2012 class of The Executive Leadership Academy (ELA) at the University of California, Berkeley.
Eastern Kentucky University President Doug Whitlock is viewed as “an effective leader” who has been able to “guide the institution with a steady hand,” EKU Board of Regents Chair Gary Abney said in summing up the results of a regularly scheduled evaluation of the university’s 11th president. Abney spoke at the special meeting of the Board on Friday, Dec.
Alltech founder and President Dr. Pearse Lyons and former Eastern Kentucky University Interim President Dr. Eugene Hughes addressed 1,218 degree candidates at EKU’s annual Fall Commencement in Alumni Coliseum on Saturday, Dec. 17. A morning ceremony, featuring Lyons as keynote speaker, recognized degree candidates from the Colleges of Education, Health Sciences and Justice & Safety.
Eastern Kentucky University’s Veterans Education and Transition Support (VETS) organization was honored as national Program of the Year by the Student Veterans of America (SVA) for “The Journal of Military Experience.”
Four future VETS leaders received the honor at the closing banquet of the SVA’s fourth annual national conference in Las Vegas, Nev.
Dr. David Gale, dean of the College of Health Sciences (formerly College of Allied Health and Nursing) at Eastern Kentucky University since 1973, has retired from the university.
Dr. Deborah Whitehouse, who had been serving as associate dean of the College, will serve as interim dean.
The EKU Center for the Arts Community Operations Board has elected officers and announced appointments for the 2011-12 term.
Dr. Bob Rogow, dean of Eastern Kentucky University’s College of Business & Technology, was re-elected as chair of the Board. Other officers re-elected were David Fernandez, vice chair, and Barry Poynter, treasurer.
The baccalaureate and master’s degree programs in nursing have received reaffirmation of accreditation from the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education.
The CCNE’s Board of Commissioners granted a 10-year accreditation, extending the programs’ continuing accreditation to Dec. 31, 2021.
AT&T has been announced as the Presenting Sponsor for the International Town and Gown Association’s 7th annual University-City Relations Conference, to be held at Eastern Kentucky University June 4-8, 2012.
The sponsorship was announced at a late afternoon news conference held Tuesday, Nov. 29, at the EKU Center for the Arts.
By Stephanie Cole
Student Writer, EKU Public Relations
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