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Northern Kentucky University gets new president

By: - September 14, 2023 10:01 am

Cady Short-Thompson is NKU’s seventh president. (NKU photo).

Northern Kentucky University announced a new president on Wednesday who previously spent 14 years as a communications professor there. 

Cady Short-Thompson is NKU’s seventh president and was voted upon unanimously Wednesday by the Board of Regents. 

“I am ecstatic to return home to NKU, where my professional journey began, and to give back to the people and place that invested so fully in me,” Short-Thompson said in a statement. “I love NKU and believe that it is entirely fitting that my first and final positions will be here.”

Short-Thompson is currently the CEO and Executive Director of Breakthrough Cincinnati, which will begin its own search now for her replacement

She also worked as Provost and Professor at Hope College and Dean of the University of Cincinnati Blue Ash College. 

She will start Oct. 2. 


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Sarah Ladd
Sarah Ladd

Sarah Ladd is a Louisville-based journalist from West Kentucky who's covered everything from crime to higher education. She spent nearly two years on the metro breaking news desk at The Courier Journal. In 2020, she started reporting on the COVID-19 pandemic and has covered health ever since. As the Kentucky Lantern's health reporter, she focuses on mental health, LGBTQ+ issues, children's welfare, COVID-19 and more.