Doug Whitlock, president, Eastern Kentucky University (#408)
Doug Whitlock, president of Eastern Kentucky University, discusses his goals for the university, state budget cuts for higher education and other topics.
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Whitlock, a Madison County native, was named the university’s 11th president in 2007. Whitlock is a two-time graduate of EKU, holding a bachelor’s degree in history and social science and a master’s degree in history.
He talks about his own background, including his 38-year career at EKU as a teacher and administrator. He has also served on the Madison County school board, including two terms as chair, and as a consultant with the Kentucky School Boards Association.
He also discusses his recent trip to Japan. He blogged about the trip and posted photos on the EKU web site.