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Fall 2021 Diversity & Inclusive Excellence Workshop Series

Fall 2021 Inclusive Excellence Workshop Series:

Divine Nine Plaza to Locate in Carloftis Gardens

Divine Nine Plaza to Locate in Carloftis Gardens

Groundbreaking ceremonies were held recently for NPHC Divine Nine Plaza in EKU’s Carloftis Gardens in recognition of the nine historically African American Greek-lettered, service-based fraternities and sororities under the council’s umbrella.

Dr. Zaragoza Named EKU Fellow

Dr. Zaragoza Named EKU Fellow

Eastern Kentucky University professor, Dr. Socorro Zaragoza, has been named an EKU Fellow by President Dr. David McFaddin. This new program out of the president’s office aims to allow more opportunities for faculty of color to explore administrative roles. 

Mekonnen Breaks Barriers in SGA

Eastern Kentucky University’s newly-elected student body president, Eyouel

Eastern Kentucky University’s newly-elected student body president, Eyouel Mekonnen, is the first international student ever elected to the position. He moved from Ethiopia to Kentucky in 2016. He is also the first Black student body president EKU has seen in more than 40 years. 

Summer Scholars Program

EKU Diversity Office

EKU's Diversity, Financial Aid offices and Noel Studio create a pilot summer scholar program.

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EKU Ranks in Top 15 Best Value for Dyslexic Students

EKU Diversity Office

Eastern Kentucky University’s Center for Student Accessibility is the home of Project SUCCESS, a comprehensive initiative designed to accommodate the needs of differently-abled students. In particular, features like academic coaching, individualized tutoring, and focus groups help establish a robust social and intellectual support network for undergrads with divergent learning styles. EKU also offers general disability services that will appeal specifically to those with dyslexia, including note taking services, assistive reading and writing technology, and test accommodations.

Dr. Timothy Forde Named Outstanding Teacher

EKU Diversity

Dr. Timothy Forde was named outstanding teacher at the Colonel's Choice Awards Sunday evening, May 6, for his work with Athletes on a Mission.

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EKU Ranks in Top 2 Percent

EKU Diversity Office

As a 2017 INSIGHT Into Diversity Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) Award recipient, EKU ranks in the top 2 percent of schools nationwide for its diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts.  EKU has been invited to the invitation-only 2018 HEED Award Summit.  The university will be represented by Dr. Timothy Forde, Vice Provost for Diversity and Chief Diversity Officer, at the inaugural event to be held at University of Houston in June of this year.

EKU Graduate Student Selected for NCAA Student-Athlete Engagement Program

EKU Diversity Office

More than 470 higher education and intercollegiate athletic leaders and student-athletes joined the NCAA office of inclusion in Indianapolis at the JW Marriott for the seventh annual NCAA Inclusion Forum April 14-16.   Marcella Rocha, former EKU Women’s Basketball player was one of 30 student-athletes chosen to attend the forum.