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President Ashish Vaidya spoke at the Spring Forum on April 27.

President’s Spring Forum: Semester highlights, budget, enrollment and challenges for fall

Mildred Nguyen, News Editor April 28, 2022

At the Spring Forum held April 27 in the Student Union ballroom, President Ashish Vaidya discussed highlights of the Spring 2022 semester, addressed budget and enrollment, and offered a look toward the...

Dr. Ashish Vaidya is NKUs sixth president.

President Vaidya’s contract gets renewed through 2026

Madison Plank, Managing Editor October 8, 2021

Thursday afternoon NKU’s Board of Regents unanimously passed a motion to renew the contract of President Ashish Vaidya.  The meeting started at 12:30 p.m. and went into executive session for around...

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NKU creates emergency fund to aid students impacted by coronavirus

Billy Keeney, News Editor March 17, 2020

NKU has launched a Student Emergency Fund to support student success during the coronavirus outbreak, according to a press release.  The release said NKU’s fund focuses on supporting student needs...

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NKU employee, spouse self-quarantining with flu-like symptoms

Billy Keeney, News Editor March 13, 2020

In a campus-wide email, President Ashish Vaidya said that an NKU employee is self-quarantining with flu-like symptoms. According to the email, the employee’s spouse was also sick but tested negative...

Dr. Ashish Vaidya is NKUs sixth president.

Five questions with the sixth president

Natalie Hamren and Josh Goad April 1, 2019

He's traveled the world, taught at universities around the country and now that he's arrived at NKU, do you truly know Dr. Ashish Vaidya? The Northerner: Throughout all your travels, what’s been your...

“My wife jokes with me that I have no roots because I grew up in different parts of India,” Vaidya said. “My father was in government services, so I was in the north, the south, the east and west, and everywhere—if you know a little bit about India you would know that it’s very different.”

Dr. Ashish Vaidya: NKU installs sixth president

Josh Goad, Assistant News Editor March 27, 2019

Growing up, President Ashish Vaidya’s father was a successful engineer for the Indian government, and back in those days it was assumed that to be a success you were either an engineer or a medical doctor. What...

NKUs sixth president Dr. Ashish Vaidya addresses students, staff and alumni at Fall Convocation, Aug. 13, 2018.

Vaidya: After troubling events, NKU ‘no place for hate’

Sam Rosenstiel, Editor-in-Chief November 2, 2018
NKU president Dr. Ashish Vaidya called for a unified campus in light of recent violence around the country.
Dr. Ashish Vaidya, NKUs sixth president, addressed students and administrators in SU ballroom on Thursday.

Incoming president Vaidya addresses university on diversity, finance

Mackenzie Manley & Sam Rosenstiel, Editor-In-Chief, Copy Editor November 9, 2017
NKU’s Board of Regents named Dr. Ashish K. Vaidya as the university’s sixth president at a special meeting on Thursday.

BREAKING: NKU President Mearns leaving for Ball State

Matt Sexton, Editor-in-Chief January 24, 2017

Ball State University announced Tuesday afternoon that they have hired Northern Kentucky University President Geoffrey Mearns to be their 17th president. The Muncie, Indiana university made the announcement...

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