Eastern Kentucky University has named Michael T. Benson as its new president.
The Board of Regents chose Benson on Friday at a special meeting on the Richmond campus.
Benson, president of Southern Utah University, succeeds Doug Whitlock, who is retiring.
EKU said in a news release that the 48-year-old Benson has been successful in raising tens of millions of dollars for Southern Utah, where he has been president since 2006.
Benson was chosen after a nationwide search that had been narrowed down to three finalists.
Eastern Kentucky University has about 16,000 students.