LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Western Kentucky University has a new president, according to a news release from the university.

On Friday, the WKU Board of Regents named Dr. Timothy C. Caboni as president. Caboni will be the university's tenth president, and will begin his term on July 1.

Caboni will succeed Gary A. Ransdell, the current WKU president, who is expected to retire this summer.

Caboni is currently serving as the Vice Chancellor of Public Affairs at the University of Kansas. WKU is his alma mater: he earned a master's degree in corporate and organizational communications from WKU in 1994, according to the news release.

"It will be an honor and a privilege to serve as WKU's 10th president," Dr. Caboni said, according to the news release. "I am thankful to the search committee and the WKU Board of Regents for their vote of confidence. Great universities inspire innovations, elevate communities and transform lives. That will be our guiding mission as we lift our students, our region and our world."

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