Regional campus chancellor positions reportedly eliminated

A student walks in front of Cherry Hall on Feb. 22.

Herald Staff

The chancellors for the Elizabethtown-Ft. Knox, Glasgow and Owensboro campuses have reportedly been laid off, according to the Daily News

The Herald can confirm Gene Tice, Owensboro chancellor, retired yesterday, according to a staff member at the Owensboro campus. 

Evelyn Ellis, Elizabethtown-Ft. Knox chancellor, and Sally Ray, Glasgow chancellor, did not respond to calls at their respective offices. 


This move comes just a few weeks after President Timothy Caboni announced WKU was returning its three regional campuses, Glasgow, Owensboro and Elizabethtown-Fort Knox, to the management of the Division of Extended Learning and Outreach (DELO).

When asked if the regional campus buildings would be eliminated and everything would go online, Caboni said, at a press conference following a Board of Regents meeting, that there’s not any intentions to move away from in-person classes on the regional classes.

However, he said there is an intention to offer courses in a way that is directly connected to the local economies of the regional campuses and focuses on what the people in those communities desperately need.

This story will be updated as more information becomes available.