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David T. McFaddin Ed.D.

Dr. David McFaddin
  • Vice President
  • (Ed.D.) in Educational Leadership and Policy Studies
  • MBA, University of Kentucky
  • B.A. in Public Relations, Eastern Kentucky University


Contact Information

  • Department: Office of Engagement, Regional Stewardship and Government Relations
  • Office: Coates 101
  • Mailing Address: CPO 41A
  • Email:
  • Phone: 859-622-6220


Dr. David T. McFaddin is the Vice President of Engagement, Regional Stewardship, and Government Relations at Eastern Kentucky University (EKU), a position he assumed in January 2013. He is also a part-time faculty member within the Department of Communication at EKU where he has served since 2011.

Prior to joining EKU, David held regional and statewide leadership posts with AT&T, a Fortune 10 company and the largest telecommunications provider in the U.S., for nearly 15 years. His tenure there included major legislative, regulatory and strategic initiatives that paved the way for billions of dollars of capital investments in Kentucky.

A native of son of Kentucky, David completed his doctorate in educational leadership and policy studies at EKU. He also holds a master’s degree in business administration from the distinguished Gatton College of Business and Economics at the University of Kentucky and a B.A. summa cum laude from EKU with a major in public relations.

David currently serves as an executive board member for the Richmond Chamber of Commerce, Chair of the EKU Department of Communication Advisory Board, selection Chairman and board member for Leadership Kentucky, EKU Chapter Advisor for the Lambda Sigma Honor Society and newly elected board member for the EKU International Alumni Association. In 2012 David was awarded the prestigious U.S. Presidential Service Award for his community volunteerism leadership efforts and in 2013 he received the EKU Distinguished Alumni Service Award.

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