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The EKU Board of Regents, meeting in a special-called session on Thursday, Aug. 18, welcomed three new members.

Dr. Laurie Carter, executive vice president and University counsel, swore in Lewis Diaz and Ramakrishna (Vasu) Vasudevan, who had been appointed to six-year terms by Gov. Matt Bevin, and Student Regent Collin Potter, who was elected Student Government Association president earlier this year.

Diaz and Vasudevan, both of whom earned degrees from EKU, replace former Vice Chair Ernie House and David Tandy on the Board.  Potter succeeds Katie Scott.

The Board then elected Alan Long as its new vice chair.

In other business, the Regents received an update about the ongoing academic program review. No decisions regarding specific programs will be made until the Board meets on Dec. 10, as the Faculty Senate and Council on Academic Affairs continue to deliberate this fall.

It also heard an overview of the University’s health benefits plan for the coming year. The Board is expected to take up the matter at its next meeting on Sept. 22.