Tuesday, August 14, 2007

EKU board names Whitlock interim president

RICHMOND, Ky. --Doug Whitlock, a former Eastern Kentucky University administrator, will be the school's interim president while the university searches for a successor to Joanne Glasser.
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, the university said in a statement Monday.

The school's board of regents selected him on Monday.

Glasser resigned last week to accept the job as president of Bradley University in Peoria, Ill.
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.

This from the Herald-Leader. Photo from EKU - Vice President for Administrative Affairs Dr. Doug Whitlock, right, andWEKU-FM Station Manager Tim Singleton helped celebrate the launch of WEKF.
And from yesterday's paper:
State Rep. Harry Moberly, D-Richmond, said he will consider applying for the position once the search for a permanent replacement for Joanne Glasser is under way. Moberly, who works at the university as director of student judicial affairs and services for individuals with disabilities at the university, said he would not be interested in becoming the interim president.

Moberly said he wants to get through the upcoming budget session of the General Assembly before making any commitments about pursuing the president's position.

"I haven't had anytime to think about it since this has all happened so quickly. I didn't have any notice that the president was going to resign this week," Moberly said.

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