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EKU President Announces Retirement

During a meeting this morning of faculty and staff at Eastern Kentucky University, President Doug Whitlock announced his retirement.  Whitlock, who's spent his higher education career at EKU, says his administration will end at the conclusion of this academic year.  This is Whitlock’s second retirement, leaving EKU in 2003 after a 27 year career in other positions at Eastern.   He was recalled and promoted after then-president Joanne Glasser announced her resignation in 2007.  Whitlock’s retirement is the latest in a series at Kentucky’s universities.  During the last year, the University of Kentucky, the University of Pikeville and Northern Kentucky University have seen changes in top leadership.

Charles Compton is a 30 year veteran of public radio, who has been news director at WEKU for five years, has won numerous awards for investigative journalism, soft features, science reporting, and newscasts from the Associated Press, the Society of Professional Journalists and Public Radio News Directors, Inc.
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