The University of Lynchburg Board of Trustees named four new board members during its February 19-20, 2010 meeting, including Yong Kim of South Korea, LC’s first international board member.
Yong Kim, a resident of Seoul, South Korea, earned two degrees from LC – a BA in management in 1991 and an M.Ad. in personnel management in 1993. He graduated from Heritage High School in Lynchburg. Kim is vice president of external cooperation for Konyang University, which was founded in 1991 by his father, Hi Soo Kim. The university, with locations in Nonsan and Daejeon, was built by the senior Kim with proceeds from his eye clinics.
Charles “Chuck” Collings graduated from University of Lynchburg in 1973 with a BA in health and physical education. After graduating from LC, he was a vice president of C.C. Collings & Co., Inc. in Philadelphia, a family securities brokerage business. Collings is currently a senior vice president with Smith Barney’s Bryn Mawr, Pa. office. Other affiliations have included the Merion Cricket Club, Philadelphia Bond Club, and the Philadelphia Humane Society.
Julie P. Doyle, of Lynchburg, has more than 15 years of business development and management experience with Westinghouse Electric Corporation and Honeywell, Inc. She earned a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from Notre Dame and an MBA from George Washington University. She joined the Lynchburg School Board in 2000 and served until 2009, most recently as chair. She is also a member of the Centra Board of Directors and is involved with the Lynchburg Partners in Education. She is president and executive director of the Education and Research Foundation, Inc.
Andrew Tatom earned a B.S. in biology from University of Lynchburg in 1978, followed by a B.S. in physical therapy from Old Dominion University. He opened Seven Hills Physical Therapy in 1983, which later became Associated Physical Therapists (APT). In 1996, APT merged with Rehabilitation Associates of Central Virginia (RACV), which has eight locations throughout Central Virginia. Tatom’s community interests include Renaissance Theatre, First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), and the Free Clinic of Central Virginia.
“University of Lynchburg moves forward and upward not on the backs of the Board members, but on their strong shoulders,” said President Kenneth Garren. “I am very thankful that these four individuals are bringing their strengths to bear for the benefit of the students of this institution and for ‘standing tall.'”