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image of David McfaddinAn Eastern Kentucky University vice president was featured in a prominent community newspaper recently discussing the University’s commitment to southeast Kentucky.

David McFaddin, vice-president of engagment, regional stewardship and government relations, spoke at the Southern Kentucky Chamber of Commerce’s May luncheon. The luncheon was covered by the News Journal, which serves Knox, Laurel and Whitley counties.

McFaddin discussed the importance of the region to EKU. There are more than 1,200 enrolled students from the tri-county area. The vice president told attendees the University plans to maintain its Corbin regional campus, which offers more than 400 classes and primarily serves working Kentuckians with full- or part-time jobs.

He also noted EKU is equally important to the region. Postsecondary degree holders are often more involved in their communities, higher earners and more civic minded. Many EKU graduates serve Kentucky communities as police, firefighters, teachers, social workers, nurses and more.

“We are glad we are still here in this community,” McFaddin said, according to the News Journal. “We are committed to this community and to southeast Kentucky. This is one of our strongest enrollment areas.”

For the full story, visit the News Journal’s website.