Aaron D. Smith
Aaron D. Smith serves as the Diversity and Inclusion Officer for the Office of Equity and Inclusion. As DIO, Aaron is responsible for creating a welcoming, respectful, and inclusive environment for the students, faculty, and staff at Lynchburg College.
Dr. Smith has a BA in Communications, an MEd in Educational Leadership and an EdD in Leadership studies. He is also a certified Human Resources professional.
Amanda McGovern is the Title IX Coordinator for Lynchburg College. As Title IX Coordinator, Amanda manages the College’s compliance with Title IX and the Violence Against Women Act and reports to Steve Bright, Vice President of Business and Finance. She also manages related state and federal laws and regulations, including investigating and adjudicating cases and implementing prevention education and training programs.
Mrs. McGovern is a graduate of Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University with a BA in Political Science. She then went on to obtain her JD at University of Virginia School of Law.
Annette B. Stadtherr
Annette Stadtherr serves as the Director of Multicultural Services in the Flynn Multicultural Center. She is one of the team leaders under the Vice President and Dean for Student Development. Annette is tasked with ensuring that our multicultural students have a welcoming and successful experience at Lynchburg College.
Ms. Stadtherr is a graduate of Old Dominion University where she obtained a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration with a concentration in Management.
Angelo Colon serves as the Staff Liaison for an Inclusive Community (SLIC). The SLIC works to promote diversity, equity, and inclusion among campus staff members, including training and development opportunities.
Angelo received his BS in Elementary Education from the University of Connecticut, an MEd in Counselor Education from Clemson University, and an MBA from Lynchburg College.
Our office here at University of Lynchburg serves as a hub for inclusivity, diversity, and equity through outreach, programming, training, and development for all campus members. One of our goals is to ensure that Lynchburg’s commitment to diversity is apparent through a campus community climate where all faculty, staff, and students feel welcomed and are treated with respect.
We’re located in the Drysdale Student Center. Our four officers work daily to ensure an inclusive and open environment within the office and the campus community. Office hours are generally 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday – Friday, we’re out of the office on weekends, but students are invited to use the office for studying and group meetings.
The Office of Equity and Inclusion upholds University of Lynchburg’s commitment to integrity, diversity and an inclusive community by implementing diversity initiatives, multicultural services, Title IX compliance, discrimination and harassment policies, and ongoing education of the campus community.