Dr. Sally Selden, provost and vice president for academic affairs at the University of Lynchburg, received a 2019 Humanitarian Award from the Virginia Center for Inclusive Communities Thursday.
The award honors individuals who have demonstrated dedication to promoting respect and understanding among people of diverse racial, ethnic, and religious backgrounds. The University of Lynchburg hosts the annual awards dinner in an ongoing partnership with VCIC, which grew out of an organization founded on the Lynchburg campus.
In addition to her academic work related to management, human resources, and leadership, Dr. Selden has been actively engaged in the Lynchburg community for many years. She has served as president of two parent-teacher organizations and serves on the boards of the Lynchburg City Schools Education Foundation, Lynchburg City Schools Partners in Education, Centra Health Council, and Interfaith Outreach. She has volunteered at Meals on Wheels, Habitat for Humanity, and Daily Bread. She has taught at Lynchburg since 2001.
“Dr. Selden exemplifies a commitment to academic excellence, service, and inclusion,” said Dr. Kenneth R. Garren, president of the University of Lynchburg. “She truly cares about our university and our larger community, and she has made both a better place. I am pleased that VCIC honored her for her heartfelt, impactful service.”
In June, Dr. Selden will become the provost and dean of the college at The Citadel in South Carolina. Dr. Allison Jablonski will become provost for the University of Lynchburg.