EKU President Benson to Step Down

Dec 12, 2019


Credit EKU.EDU

Eastern Kentucky University’s Board of Regents will be looking for a new president for the Richmond school. 

Michael Benson announced his resignation effective January sixth through a campuswide email Wednesday.  Kentucky Council on Postsecondary Education President Aaron Thompson, a former administrator at EKU, says Benson’s leadership on and off campus will be missed.

“He was the convener of our president’s group that I put together.  I’m going to miss his wisdom as we think about building a good education system or maintaining or growing a great education system for Kentucky,” said Thompson.

Benson will stay on in an advisory role during a period of transition.  EKU’s board will establish a search committee and coordinate a national search for the next president. 

Here's an extended interview with Council on Postsecondary Education President Aaron Thompson: