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EKU College of Business Faculty and Staff Participate in EKU-Centered Professional Development

CoB Faculty

Professional development is an essential component to ensure faculty and staff continue to strengthen practices throughout their careers.  Eastern Kentucky University prioritizes continuous professional learning to ensure that the very best is delivered to our students.  On Friday, 17 September 2021, the College of Business focused on programming being offered in its own backyard – the EKU Community.    Understanding the multitude of resources offered, how they are delivered and how to access them was the goal of the development session.

Benton ShireyFirst, Mr. Benton Shirey, the Executive Director for Corporate Partnerships, discussed the wonderful opportunities available to both the public and private sectors who seek educational and training opportunities for their workforce.  This was followed by Dr. Rusty Carpenter, EKU Assistant Provost, who identified many different pedagogical resources available to faculty and staff.  Following Dr. Carpenter’s presentation, Dr. Lara Vance, the EKU Dean of Students, provided an insightful presentation on student resources. 

Rusty Carpenter

Lara Vance

Next, Dr. Judy Jenkins overviewed the exciting new EKU STEM Center of Excellence that is under development and will be available to all EKU students.  The development session was concluded by Mr. Reid Connelly of EKU Human Resources who discussed benefits and other employment considerations for faculty and staff.


Dr. Judy Jenkins

Reid Connelly

Overall, the development session was beneficial with faculty and staff picking up varying amounts of information based on their previous knowledge and experiences at EKU.  The College of Business would like to thank our exceptional colleagues and presenters for taking their time to keep us informed on EKU-centered activities and programs.  The session was one additional example of "One Eastern."

Published on September 22, 2021

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