For the first time in two decades, Western Kentucky University has a new president.
Timothy C. Caboni’s first day on the job was Monday, becoming WKU’s 10th president. He replaces Gary A. Ransdell, who retired after 20 years as WKU’s president.
“Today is an exciting day for Kacy and me as we begin our new chapter at WKU,” Caboni stated in a news release. “Everyone has been incredibly welcoming and we look forward to making Bowling Green and WKU our new home.”
Caboni earned a master’s degree in corporate and organizational community in 1994 from WKU, and was serving as vice chancellor for Public Affairs at the University of Kansas before accepting the post at WKU.
He was hired by the WKU’s Board of Regents on Jan. 27. to replace Ransdell, who retired June 30.
“Great universities inspire innovations, elevate communities and transform lives,” Caboni said. “This will be our guiding mission as we lift our students, our region and our world.”
Caboni has meet with hundreds of constituents since being hired, according to the news release.
“What emerged was a clear consensus that our university is a remarkable institution with a tremendous future and unlimited possibilities,” he said.