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Eastern Kentucky University
Motto "Get wisdom, get understanding"
Established 1906
Type Public
Endowment $44.4 million
President Dr. Michael T. Benson
Academic staff 667 full-time
Admin. staff 1672 full-time
Students 15,968 (Fall 2012)
Undergraduates 13,947 (Fall 2012)
Postgraduates 2,021 (Fall 2012)
Location Richmond, KY, USA
Campus 892 acres (3.61 km2)
Athletics 15 varsity teams, called Colonels and Lady Colonels
Colors Maroon       and White      
Mascot The Colonel
Affiliations Ohio Valley Conference
Website Official Website

Eastern Kentucky University is a university in Kentucky in the United States. Eastern Kentucky's athletics teams are called the Colonels and they have 15 varsity teams and have a rivalry with Western Kentucky University. The president of Eastern Kentucky is Dr. Charles Doug Whitlock.


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