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October 11, 2012

Search committee formed to find new EKU president

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RICHMOND —

A search committee to find a new president for Eastern Kentucky University was announced Wednesday by Board of Regents Chair Gary Abney.

EKU President Doug Whitlock announced in August his plans to retire at the end of this academic year. Whitlock, 69, was named interim president in 2007 and then became president in 2008. He had previously worked for the university 38 years. Whitlock’s retirement is coming one year before his contract expires in July 2014.

“I am pleased to report that a Presidential Search and Screening Committee has been formed,” Abney said. “I have appointed an inclusive and collaborative group of individuals to serve on the Presidential Search and Screening Committee. These committee members are charged with informing and advising the EKU Board of Regents in making its decision on the selection of EKU’s twelfth president.”

Craig Turner will serve as search committee chair. Turner is vice-chair of the regents and chair of the EKU Finance and Planning Committee.

Other members include former state senator and Richmond developer Ed Worley, representing the community; Bob Roberts, member at-large; Tom Coffey, EKU Foundation Board; Janet Craig, Ernest House and David Tandy, Board of Regents; Tonya Tarvin Crum, EKU Alumni Association board president; Malcolm Frisbie, faculty regent; Steven Fulkerson, staff regent; Madelyn Street, student regent and president of EKU's Student Government Association.

“I appreciate each individual’s willingness to serve on this committee and assist the EKU Board of Regents with this critical process for our university,” Abney said. “I am very pleased with the quality and qualifications of each appointee. These members represent our campus and greater community and will share the perspectives of key constituencies of EKU.”

The regents also plan to retain a professional search firm to assist the board and committee, Abney said..

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