WKU announces Dr. Timothy Caboni as WKU's 10th president

Published: Jan. 27, 2017 at 11:50 AM CST
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The Western Kentucky University Board of Regents has officially selected Dr. Timothy Caboni as the University’s 10th president.

Dr. Caboni will begin his duties July 1, 2017 following the retirement of President Gary Ransdell.

“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,” said Frederick Higdon, the WKU Board of Regents Chair .

Dr. Caboni is currently the Vice Chancellor of Public Affairs at the University of Kansas. He earned a master’s degree in corporate and organizational communication from WKU. Dr. Caboni has served as the spokesperson at the University of Kansas since 2011 and oversees the communications, marketing and advocacy efforts for the University’s five campuses and the KU Medical Center.

Prior to his arrival at KU, he was associate dean of the Peabody College of Education and Human Development at Vanderbilt University.

“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.”

Dr. Ransdell will retire this summer after 20 years as WKU’s president.