Doug Whitlock en EKU President Warns of Possible Layoffs <p>Eastern Kentucky University's president warned of possible campus layoffs as part of a multi-million-dollar budget reallocation meant to free up money to bolster academic programs and boost salaries for faculty and staff.</p><p>In an email this week to faculty and staff, EKU President Doug Whitlock did not specify how many jobs might be cut or when. EKU has about 2,100 full-time faculty and staff on its main campus in Richmond and regional campuses in Corbin, Danville, Manchester and Somerset.</p><p>"There will be no way to accomplish what we need to do without a reduction in our work force," Whitlock said. "I am committed to this being a fair and humane process, but it must also be one driven by our decisions relative to core mission."</p><p>The university released the email to the media on Friday. Sat, 09 Feb 2013 14:47:47 +0000 Associated Press 26206 at Former Lawmaker to Help EKU with Presidential Search <p>A public figure with extensive state and local government experience is among those people who will help Eastern Kentucky University find a new president. EKU President Doug Whitlock announced in August he would retire next summer. Thu, 11 Oct 2012 13:07:00 +0000 Kentucky Public Radio 20528 at EKU President Announces He's Retiring <p>During a Wednesday morning meeting with faculty and staff at Eastern Kentucky University, President Doug Whitlock announced his retirement.&nbsp; Whitlock, who has spent his entire higher education career at EKU, says his administration will end at the conclusion of this academic year. Wed, 15 Aug 2012 14:13:32 +0000 Kentucky Public Radio 17470 at