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Dr. Michael T. Benson

  • President


Contact Information

  • Department: President
  • Office: Coates 107
  • Mailing Address: Coates CPO 1
  • Email:
  • Phone: 622-2977


Dr. Benson is the 13th President of Eastern Kentucky University, a position he assumed on August 1, 2013. Throughout his twenty-year career in public higher education, Michael has devoted himself to students and their academic success.  He is an accomplished communicator and scholar committed to diversity and expanding global academic opportunities, and is a proven financial manager who is focused on developing and sustaining political and external support for EKU.

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