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The Board of Regents named Doug Whitlock the 11th president of Eastern Monday during a special session. The board decided to forgo a national search for president.The board named Whitlock interim president August 14 after the resignation of former Eastern President Joanne Glasser. His contract as interim president was due to end July 31, 2007. His new contract runs through July 31, 2010.

“Dr. Whitlock is extraordinarily skilled and proven trusting and trustworthy,” said Hunter Bates, chair of the Board of Regents.