Michael Benson http://wkms.org en Eastern Kentucky University's New President Approves Cuts http://wkms.org/post/eastern-kentucky-universitys-new-president-approves-cuts <p>Cost cutting plans at Eastern Kentucky University were endorsed Friday by the school’s next president.&nbsp; Doctor Michael Benson, who takes over as president this August, agreed to disassemble Continuing Education and Outreach at E-K-U…eliminating its top two officials.</p><p>The school will also review its regional campus program, close its center at Fort Knox and re-purpose its campus in Lancaster.&nbsp;&nbsp; Benson also agreed to higher tuition at the Model Lab school, and at the Burrier Child Development Center.&nbsp; Fri, 10 May 2013 17:49:26 +0000 Charles Compton, WEKU 31606 at http://wkms.org Eastern Kentucky University's New President Approves Cuts EKU Presidential Price Tag Climbs 62% http://wkms.org/post/eku-presidential-price-tag-climbs-62 <p></p><p>The price for a president is going up at Eastern Kentucky University.&nbsp; EKU’s new President will earn two-thirds more than its outgoing&nbsp;CEO.</p><p>The new president at Eastern Kentucky University will earn 400-thousand dollars a year…a big increase over what Dr. Michael Benson earned at Southern Utah University.&nbsp; His job there as president&nbsp; grossed over 281-thousand dollars a year.&nbsp;</p> Tue, 07 May 2013 21:05:56 +0000 Charles Compton (KPR) 31530 at http://wkms.org EKU Presidential Price Tag Climbs 62%