Bob Lemon ’98 MBA, a member of the University of Lynchburg Board of Trustees, will speak at Commencement for graduate students at 6:30 p.m. Friday, May 17, in Turner Gymnasium.
The University of Lynchburg is holding separate ceremonies for graduate and undergraduate students this year as the number of graduates increases. More than 370 graduate students are expected to participate in Commencement 2019.
Born and raised in Virginia, Lemon earned his Bachelor of Science in Accounting from Virginia Tech in 1982 and Master of Business Administration from Lynchburg College in 1998. After several years on an auditing team at Deloitte in the 1980s, he spent 29 years with Fleet Laboratories, a multinational consumer products and specialty pharmaceutical company headquartered in Lynchburg. He served as the company’s chief financial officer for 15 years.
Since 2015, Lemon has been chief financial officer at Meriwether Godsey, a Lynchburg-based contract dining services firm. He serves as chair of the budget and finance committee of the University of Lynchburg Board of Trustees.
He and his wife, Tamara, have two grown children. He enjoys family, fitness, anything lake related, motorcycles, and reading in a wide range of subjects.
Commencement for undergraduate students will be held at 9 a.m. Saturday, May 17, in front of Hopwood Hall. Kathrine Switzer, a world-renowned runner known for breaking the gender barrier at the 1967 Boston Marathon and inspiring countless women to run, will be the speaker.
The Rev. Coretha Loughridge, transitional regional minister for the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in Virginia, will speak at the Baccalaureate service at 4:30 p.m. Thursday, May 16.
For a full schedule of Commencement events, visit www.lynchburg.edu/about/commencement/schedule.