University of Lynchburg alum Tony Francis ʼ99 MEd, ʼ14 EDd was named superintendent of Buena Vista Public Schools.
According to The News-Gazette, Francis said during the announcement of his hiring, “I look forward to working with the school board, staff, students, and community to carry on the traditions of academic excellence and community pride in Buena Vista.”
In 1985, he received a Bachelor of Arts degree in biology from Randolph-Macon College. He later went on to achieve a master’s degree in education, and a Doctor of Education in leadership studies from Lynchburg.
“[The University of] Lynchburg values K-12 education, and it was evident when I met with professors to discuss the programs [that] there was a passion to grow school leaders,” Francis said. “The instructors possessed an abundance of real-world experience, and I felt that the program would prepare me to meet the challenges that a sitting superintendent would face. Both programs required me to broaden my horizons and develop my leadership skills.”