During a meeting this morning of faculty and staff at Eastern Kentucky University, President Doug Whitlock announced his retirement.  

Whitlock, who's spent his higher education career at EKU, says his administration will end at the conclusion of this academic year.  
Whitlock has been president of Eastern Kentucky University since 2007.  This is Whitlock’s second retirement. He left EKU in 2003 after a 27 year career in other positions at the school.   He was recalled after then-president Joanne Glasser announced her resignation. 
Whitlock follows University of Kentucky President Lee Todd and Northern Kentucky University President James Votruba, who both retired in the last 18 months. In the private sector, Paul Patton recently stepped down as president of the University of Pikeville to serve in a fundraising role.