Michael Benson

HIgher Education
12:49 pm
Fri May 10, 2013

Eastern Kentucky University's New President Approves Cuts

Cost cutting plans at Eastern Kentucky University were endorsed Friday by the school’s next president.  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.

The school will also review its regional campus program, close its center at Fort Knox and re-purpose its campus in Lancaster.   Benson also agreed to higher tuition at the Model Lab school, and at the Burrier Child Development Center. 

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Higher Education
4:05 pm
Tue May 7, 2013

EKU Presidential Price Tag Climbs 62%

The price for a president is going up at Eastern Kentucky University.  EKU’s new President will earn two-thirds more than its outgoing CEO.

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.  His job there as president  grossed over 281-thousand dollars a year. 

It’s also more than the $250-thousand paid to EKU’s current president, but a hundred thousand dollars less than the annual salary earned by the president at the University of Kentucky.  

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