Dr. Timothy C. Caboni named 10th president of Western Kentucky University

01/27/2017 04:59 PM

BOWLING GREEN – Western Kentucky University has named Dr. Timothy C. Caboni as the schools 10th president.

The 47-year-old Caboni, currently Vice Chancellor of Public Affairs at the University of Kansas, will replace current president Dr. Gary Ransdell, who will retire this summer after 20 years as WKU’s president.

Caboni officially takes over as president on July 1.

WKU Board of Regents Chair Frederick A. Higdon said in a released statement, “The Presidential Search Committee and the WKU Board of Regents spent countless hours over the last 11 months identifying the attributes we believe are the most critical in our next president to assure the continued growth and relevance of WKU.”

“Dr. Caboni’s blend of academic and administrative experience and his expertise in external relations have prepared him well to lead WKU’s next chapter and build on the remarkable transformation we’ve achieved over the past 20 years.”

Caboni was officially introduced to the media and school community on Friday.

In a statement released by WKU, Caboni said that was looking forward to heading his alma mater.

It will be an honor and privilege to serve as WKU’s 10th president,” Dr. Caboni said. “I am thankful to the search committee and the WKU Board of Regents for their vote of confidence. Great universities inspire innovations, elevate communities and transform lives. That will be our guiding mission as we lift our students, our region and our world.”

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