Western Kentucky University has its next president.
The school’s board of regents voted unanimously Friday to offer the job to Timothy Caboni.
The 47-year-old currently serves as vice chancellor for public affairs at the University of Kansas.
He was formally introduced as WKU’s next president at a Friday afternoon news conference.
In an interview with WKU Public Radio, Caboni said his top challenge as the school's next leader is figuring out how to retain more first-year students.
"Those first-year students that we recruit must graduate in four years. Right now we're losing about a quarter of those students, and that's not acceptable. I've told that to faculty, staff, students, and anybody else who will listen. We're going to do better, and we're going to do better starting next year. It's going to take the entire community creating a culture of completion."