Dr. David T. McFaddin
- Vice President, Gov't Rel
- Department: Engagement & Regional Stewardship
- Office: Coates 103
- Mailing Address: Coates CPO 41A
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Phone: 622-6220
Dr. David T. McFaddin is the Executive Director of Engagement and Regional Stewardship at Eastern Kentucky University (EKU), a position he assumed in January 2013. He is also a part-time faculty member within the Department of Communication at EKU where he has served since 2011.
Prior to joining EKU, David held regional and statewide leadership posts with AT&T, a Fortune 10 company and the largest telecommunications provider in the U.S., for nearly 15 years. His tenure there included major legislative, regulatory and strategic initiatives that paved the way for billions of dollars of capital investments in Kentucky.
A native of son of Kentucky, David finished his doctorate in educational leadership and policy studies at EKU in 2015. He also holds a master’s degree in business administration from the distinguished Gatton College of Business and Economics at the University of Kentucky and a B.A. summa cum laude from EKU with a major in public relations.
David currently serves as the Immediate Past President and an executive board member for the Richmond Chamber of Commerce, Chair of the EKU Department of Communication Advisory Board, selection Chairman and board member for Leadership Kentucky, EKU Chapter Advisor for the Lambda Sigma Honor Society and newly elected board member for the EKU International Alumni Association. In 2012 David was awarded the prestigious U.S. Presidential Service Award for his community volunteerism leadership efforts and in 2013 he received the EKU Distinguished Alumni Service Award.