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New Military Affairs Director Barbara Kent Takes 'School of Opportunity' Mission Statement to New Level

Barbara Kent

Grateful for the opportunities the university and the military gave her, Kent sees her new office as the perfect way to give back. “To join the Military and Veterans Affairs team and support our current and future student veterans, service members, and dependents in achieving their educational goals is an honor and privilege,” she said.

EKU Online Named Top Ten Among Military Friendly Schools

EKU Military Students

Eastern Kentucky University’s online degree programs rank among the best for military members and veterans. EKU Online earned a “gold” rating and was named fifth on Military Friendly Schools’ Top Ten list of online and vocational schools.

EKU Student-Athlete Graduation Rate Rises


Eastern Kentucky University student-athletes are graduating at a rate of 86 percent, up from 82 percent last year, according to the NCAA Graduation Success Rate (GSR) report released by the organization recently.

Graduation Rate More Than Doubles in 8 Years

EKU Grad

The four-year graduation rate at EKU continues its steady rise, and has now more than doubled in an eight-year span. Roughly one in three students from the Fall 2014 freshman cohort graduated in four years. The 32.7 percent record is up from 29.98 just a year ago and well above the 15.67 mark for the 2006 freshman cohort.

QEP Leader Profile: Dr. Gill Hunter

Gill Hunter

EKU's Quality Enhancement Plan (QEP) recently did a feature on QEP leader and Executive Director of Retention and Graduation, Dr. Gill Hunter. 

Summer Breakaway - a study of Dr. Karen Gross' book Breakaway Learners

Breakaway Learners

Eastern Kentucky University is full of students who are breaking away from something to create a brighter future for themselves, and Dr. Gill Hunter refuses to let them slip through the cracks.

Matt Schumacher Receives Community Service Award


Congratulations to Senior Director of Student Success, Matt Schumacher, who was awarded the 2018 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Faculty/Staff Community Service Award for his willingness and ability to lead the university in making a difference for all students.

EKU Ranks 7th Nationally for Services to Vets


Eastern Kentucky University ranks seventh nationally, and tops in Kentucky, among the best colleges and universities for military veterans, according to College Choice.

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