Thursday, February 15, 2001

Eastern Ky. University president to resign in 2002




The Associated Press

        RICHMOND, Ky. — Eastern Kentucky University President Bob Kustra said Wednesday he intends to resign in June 2002.

        He cited the number of new regents appointed or elected since his hiring in 1998. “This essentially new board deserves the opportunity to hire a new president,” Mr. Kustra said in a statement.

        Mr. Kustra was the second Kentucky university president in two days to announce an intention to resign. Kern Alexander said he would step down at Murray State University on June 30.

        Mr. Kustra went from academics to politics and back. He was completing a second term as lieutenant governor of Illinois when EKU regents hired him to succeed the retired Hanly Funderburk.

        Before politics, Mr. Kustra taught political science at the University of Illinois-Springfield and directed a research center at Loyola University in Chicago. He was elected to the Illinois House in 1980, the Illinois Senate two years later and lieutenant governor in 1990.

       



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