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Search For New EKU President Continues

RICHMOND, Ky. (AP) - The interim president at Eastern Kentucky University may be getting a contract extension.

The university's Board of Regents is scheduled to meet Monday morning, and it's expected to discuss starting a presidential search or keeping Doug Whitlock, the interim president, on the job for a longer time.

"The board has been inundated with positive comments in support
of President Whitlock's leadership," EKU Board Chairman Hunter Bates said.

Whitlock, 64, a former university administrator, was appointed to the job on an interim basis in August. He replaced Joanne Glasser, who left to accept the job as president of Bradley University in Peoria, Ill.

Whitlock was vice president for administrative affairs from 1998 until he retired in 2003 and continued to teach computer science classes part time until 2006.

From 1976 to 1998, Whitlock was executive assistant to the president. He had previously been director of publications and director of public information and taught in the Department of Mass Communications.


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